All the Links to the Episodes for Heroes of the Survey Corps: Alex Emmerson in 1 Place

(New Epic Prelude for Attack on Titan)

HEROES OF THE SURVEY CORPS: ALEX EMMERSON

My main goal for this “prelude season” was to create a story that could rival Attack on Titan’s Season 1. I had to come up with past characters (from the same universe) that could even rival Erwin Smith and Levi, in terms of epicness and inspiration. Kid Erwin and kid Levi also appear in this prelude season, which I definitely enjoyed far more than “Before The Fall.” I only read 10 episodes of Before the Fall and got bored and left it behind. I still wanted a truly epic prelude for that series, so I came up with this one then… Have fun ; ) … FANS OF “AoT” WILL LOVE THIS! 

Teaser Trailer

https://heroesofthesurveycorps.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/introduction-opening-for-heroes-of-the-survey-corps-alex-emmerson/

Main Link to the Series
https://heroesofthesurveycorps.wordpress.com/

 

Direct links to the Episodes:

Episode 1 – The Two Future Commanders

https://heroesofthesurveycorps.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/episode-1-the-two-commanders/

Episode 2 – Prelude to the Attack

https://heroesofthesurveycorps.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/episode-2-the-incident-that-changed-their-lives-part-1-out-of-2/

Episode 3 – The Incident that Changed Their Lives

Episode 4 – Jonan Christopher and the Angelial Knights

Episode 5 – The New Recruits

Episode 6 – Alex and Lidia

Episode 7 – The Top 10 Trainees

Episode 8 – The Promising Mission

Episode 9 – Secret on the Wrong Ears

Episode 10 – Love and Bravery

Episode 11

… (the others will be revealed when they are released, it would be spoilerish if I post all the episode names this early)

Episode 34 – Battle of the Titans

Final Episode / Episode 35 – Erwin Smith

Epilogue = first 5 minutes of Season 1 of Attack on Titan (the scene with Keith Shadis as commander of the Survey Corps, charging after the large bald titan)

 

This post and the links will be updated whenever a new episode is finished and added to the blog.

To follow the “Heroes of the Survey Corps” story, just follow this blog ; )

You will get an email every time I post something new.

 

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All the Links to the Episodes for Heroes of the Survey Corps: Alex Emmerson in 1 Place

Links for The Story of the Earth Sage of The Leaf

THE STORY OF THE EARTH SAGE OF THE LEAF

(An action-fantasy series by author Pedro Cristobal.)

NOTE: You don’t need to watch the Naruto show to read and enjoy this standalone action-fantasy series, but for those of you who want to know the background stories for some of the characters that make appearances in this story (Kakashi for example), watching the original show would be an obvious recommendation.

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/acknowledgements/

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/preface/

 

SEASON 1: A Hero’s Path (Episodes 1-51)

 

ARC 1: Maida Uchiha and the Special Sharingans (Episodes 1-12)

 

Episode 1: A New Path

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/chapter-1-a-new-path/

Episode 2: The Ambush

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2014/11/11/chapter-2-the-ambush/

Episode 3: Vs. Tornado Jounen

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/21/

Episode 4: Love

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/chapter-4-love/

Episode 5: Empowerment for All

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/chapter-5-empowerment-for-all/

Episode 6: Ninjas of Catastrophe

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/chapter-6-ninjas-of-catastrophe/

Episode 7: The Special Sharingan

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/chapter-7-the-special-sharingan/

Episode 8: Seekers of the Sharingan

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/chapter-8-seekers-of-the-sharingan/

Episode 9: Maida’s Sharingans

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/chapter-9-maidas-sharingans/

Episode 10: Jim Namikaze vs. Zet and Su

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/chapter-10-pedro-namikaze-versus-zetsu/

Episode 11: The Sacrifice

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/chapter-11-the-sacrifice/

Episode 12: Visions in the Darkness

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/chapter-12-visions-in-the-darkness/

 

ARC 2: The Leaf (Episodes 13-21)

 

Episode 13: Death and The Leaf

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/chapter-13-death-and-the-leaf/

Episode 14: The Hokage’s Test

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/chapter-14-the-hokages-test/

Episode 15: Jim Namikaze vs. Jiraiya

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/chapter-15-the-hokages-test-part-2-vs-jiraiya/

Episode 16: The Mission

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/chapter-16-the-mission/

Episode 17: The Apprentice

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/chapter-17-the-apprentice/

Episode 18: The Summoning

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/chapter-18-the-summoning/

Episode 19: The Secret Uchiha Stone

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/chapter-19-the-secret-uchiha-stone/

Episode 20: Ancient Summoning Craft

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/chapter-20-ancient-summoning-craft/

Episode 21: Naruto and the Departure

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/chapter-21-naruto-and-the-departure/

 

ARC 3: The Earth Realm (Episodes 22-31)

 

Episode 22: Arrival at the Earth Realm of the Monkeys

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/chapter-22-arrival-at-the-earth-realm/

Episode 23: Team Namikaze

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/chapter-23-team-namikaze/

Episode 24: Becoming an Earth Sage

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/chapter-24-becoming-a-sage/

Episode 25: The Escapee

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/chapter-25-the-escapee/

Episode 26: The Sharingan’s True Power

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/05/03/chapter-26-the-sharingans-true-power/

Episode 27: Vs. The Elites

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/chapter-27-versus-the-elites/

Episode 28: Undercover Assault

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/chapter-28-undercover-assault/

Episode 29: Team Namikaze VS. Dormon

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/05/31/chapter-29-team-namikaze-versus-dormon/

Episode 30: Terror of the Earth Realm

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/chapter-30-terror-of-the-earth-realm/

Episode 31: The Days Before Everything Changed

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/chapter-31-the-days-before-everything-changed/

 

ARC 4: The Young Leaf (Episodes 32-43)

 

Episode 32: Mina Hatake

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/chapter-32-mina/

Episode 33: The Young Leaf

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/chapter-33-the-young-leaf/

Episode 34: Uncertain Future

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/chapter-34-uncertain-future/

Episode 35: Mina’s Battle

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/chapter-35-minas-battle/

Episode 36: Menace from the Future

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/chapter-36-menace-from-the-future/

Episode 37: The Pivotal Decision

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/chapter-37-the-pivotal-decision/

Episode 38: Caught!!

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/chapter-38-caught/

Episode 39: Hiruzen’s Secret

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/09/01/chapter-39-hiruzens-secret/

Episode 40: Open to Love

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/chapter-40-open-to-love/

Episode 41: Revelations of the Sage of the Six Paths

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/chapter-41-revelations-of-the-sage-of-the-six-paths/

Episode 42: The Second Departure

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/chapter-42-the-second-departure/

Episode 43: Kagami’s End

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/chapter-43-kagamis-end/

 

ARC 5: Heroes and Villains

Sub-Arc 5A: The Otsutsukis and the Snake King (Episodes 44-51)

 

Episode 44: A Mighty Oponent

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/chapter-44-a-mighty-opponent/

Episode 45: The Essential Training

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/chapter-45-the-essential-training/

Episode 46: Saviors of the Future

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/chapter-46-saviors-of-the-future/

Episode 47: Hagaromo’s Truth

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/chapter-47-hagaromos-truth/

Episode 48: Arrival of the Snake King

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/chapter-48-arrival-of-the-snake-king/

Episode 49: Hagaromo VS. The Snake King

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/chapter-49-hagaromo-versus-the-snake-king/

Episode 50: The Otsutsukis VS. The Snake King

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/chapter-50-the-otsutsukis-versus-the-snake-king/

Episode 51: The Battle’s Aftermath

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/chapter-51-the-battles-aftermath/

 

SEASON 2: The Past and the Final Clash in the Future (Episodes 52-84)

 

ARC 5: Heroes and Villains

Sub-Arc 5B: Origins of the Villains (Episodes 52-60)

LINKS TO THESE WILL BE ADDED WHEN THEY ARE DONE

Episode 52: The Wrong Time

Episode 53: News of the Present

Episode 54: Orochimaru’s Past

Episode 55: The Real Villain

Episode 56: Princess Kaguya and the Ancient Past

Episode 57: Zet Otsutsuki’s Past

Episode 58: Zet and Su VS. Black and Spiral

Episode 59: Jim Namikaze’s Plan

Episode 60: Plans of the Villains

 

 

ARC 6 (The Final Arc): Final Battles at the Future Leaf (Episodes 61-84)

LINKS TO THESE WILL BE ADDED WHEN THEY ARE DONE

 

Episode 61: Return of the Earth Sage of The Leaf

Episode 62: Sealing Madara Uchiha’s Clone

Episode 63: Grand Battle VS. Zet and Su (Jim and Naruto VS. Zet and Su)

Episode 64: A Final Choice

Episode 65: The End of Zet and Su

Episode 66: Naruto and Sakura VS. Guardian Spiral

Episode 67: The Takeover

Episode 68: Battle with an Old Friend

Episode 69: Battle with ???? (OMITTED TO AVOID MAJOR SPOILERS)

Episode 70: ???? (same name as above, once again, hidden to avoid spoilers, but when the episode is published I will change it and put the actual name here ; )

Episode 71: Sasukemaru

Episode 72: Naruto VS. Sasukemaru

Episode 73: Return of the Snake King

Episode 74: The Will of Fire VS. The Snake King

Episode 75: The Human Sage VS. The Snake King (hint: the human sage is not Jim Namikaze, Jim is the earth sage, so… guess who this guy is… ; )

Episode 76: Team Seven Rises

Episode 77: The Legendary Team Seven VS. The Snake King

Episode 78: Naruto and Sasuke VS. The True Snake King

Episode 79: Hagaromo’s Successor

Episode 80: Hemnosdan’s Past

Episode 81: Sage-of-Six-Paths Naruto VS. Hemnosdan

Episode 82: Final Battle at the Original Dark Realm

Episode 83: Jim Namikaze

Episode 84: The Story of the Earth Sage of The Leaf

THE END

 

Links for The Story of the Earth Sage of The Leaf

The Matrix Revelations (COMPLETE Story + Extras, a truly epic sequel for The Matrix Revolutions)

The Matrix Revelations

(Epic sequel for The Matrix Revolutions with the older Neo as the protagonist)

Teaser Trailer for the movie:

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/the-matrix-revelations-teaser-trailer/

 

Two refresher videos worth watching before “The Matrix Revelations” (the first appearance of Deus Ex in “The Matrix Revolutions” and the scene with the spoon in “The Matrix”). Both of these matter for The Matrix Revelations…

Deus Ex scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpXkpkUK6gs

The spoon scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXtO5dMqEI

 

I also recommend very strongly that you rent and watch the three original Matrix movies, if you think you forgot them. After all, The Matrix Revelations is a true sequel that starts right after the end of The Matrix Revolutions, so, for the greatest impact it is best if you watch those before you read Revelations.

 

“The Matrix Revelations”

 

You may skip my short planning at the beginning of the first link and scroll down to where it says Part 1: The Initial Revelations and Neo’s Rescue. For all the others, there are no extras included. It’s just the parts of the story that follow. Have fun…

 

1- The Initial Revelations and Neo’s Rescue from the City of the Machines
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

2- The Trinity Squad, The First Base, and the Deus Incident
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

3- The Main Base and the events that take place there
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/356/

4- The Bigger Revelations and the Battle with Deus
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

5- The Real Architect, The Chase, and Neo’s Decision
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

6- Return to The Matrix
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

7- Clash of Wills (the epic course of events that lead to the final battle)

Section 7A (1 out of 4):
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

Section 7B (2 out of 4):
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

Section 7C (3 out of 4):
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

Section 7D (4 out of 4, end for the “Clash of Wills”)
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

8- The Battle for Thomas Anderson’s World

Section 8A: Jake Mate
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

Section 8B: The Grand Turning Point
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

9- The Real Answer and the Ending

Section 9A: The Truth About the Matrix (what everyone has been waiting for… the answer to what the Matrix was…)
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

Section 9B: The Ending and the Final Revelation (the “final revelation” will trigger an “omg” reaction almost instantly; it is what takes this ending from “good” to “wooow!” material… I also hope that some readers can see it coming before it happens ; ) it’s quite possible…)
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/…/the-matrix-r…/

The After-Credits Scene for The Matrix Revelations

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/scenes-after-the-credits-in-the-matrix-revelations-the-true-ending-also-a-teaser-for-the-end-of-the-matrix/

 

OTHER GREAT EXTRAS THAT SHOULD BE SEEN ALONGSIDE THE READING:

100 Soundtracks selected by the author to reflect moments and characters from The Matrix Revelations (the author’s comments from when those were posted are included)

This is a perfect preview for what to expect from the story of The Matrix Revelations. Listen to the soundtracks and read the comments in order. You will see that an epic science-fiction thriller is waiting for you ; )

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — Trailer Music #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6EsiH9pqPA

This sounds pretty good up to 1:30. I really like the way this sounds for a trailer of this movie, even though the other one I am going to post next sounds like a better fit with what actually happens.

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — Trailer Music #2

And here we have it; this is the trailer music that fits best with what does happen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKTrycZCDmU

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #1: Deus Ex’s Theme 1 / “Deus Ex’s Plan”

This fits for the second scene of the movie. The first scene, or the opening scene, is Neo’s final scene from The Matrix Revolutions… and obviously, he makes it—otherwise, there would be no epic story to tell in “Revelations” : p

Deus Ex Machina had a very good reason to keep Neo alive.
You will find out about it in The Matrix Revelations…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp10aYVgSfc

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #2: The Trinity Squad’s Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWhjLwk9n-w

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #3: The Trinity Squad’s Assault Theme

This music is perfect for the assault on the building, close to the beginning of the movie…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnPALu0E4YM

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #4: Deus Ex’s Theme 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqrMtJPwCwo

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #4: Deus Ex’s Theme 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnEBFYF1rmE

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #5: The Trinity Squad’s Personal Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TCWU6NjPLQ

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #6: Captain Trin’s Theme / “The Other Trinity”

This may not fit a lot with the first part I will post this weekend, but by the time the story is over (it’s 8 episodes long, close to 3 hours in length as a movie), you will see it does fit with what happens to her. The music I choose often reflects the way the character feels; it isn’t necessarily linked with the events only.
By the way, listen to this one until the end; its best part is in the second half. And yes, I think this fits with “Leida Trinity.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Ze9Apt1rQ

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #7: Neo’s Theme / “Path of the Sixth Chosen”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnPmafeR3xE

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #8: “The One”

I knew I was forgetting one of these the other day. This one should have been #5 after #4, based on the order of the events, but hey, it’s not to far away, so here it is.
I would play this music when Neo stops the sentinels during the Trinity Squad’s assault at the beginning…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yzYlzFdu4U

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #9: The First Base

This is a good theme for the atmosphere present in the first base, which is the first location of the Resistance that Neo sees, after seeing the Trinity Squad’s members without their armors for the first time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ0cJeatbwM

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #10: Deus’s Theme / “The Menace Approaches”

Next part introduces the Resistance and a couple of new characters, including Deus. This “Deus” is not Deus Ex Machina from the Matrix, but obviously, there is a reason why they have a similar name. That and more will be revealed later on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #11: “The Trap”

This music fits for the scene where Commander Yera talks to Deus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H7nKh92JAM

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #12: “Neo’s Realization about Deus”

During the “Deus incident,” Neo figures out something that the others are not seeing. This music fits with that realization.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxjtfTtkvF8

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #13: Yera Williams’s Theme / “Commander Yera”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYFbtPYwxHM

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #14: The Main Base’s Theme / “General Xenno’s Base”

This is a good initial theme for their arrival at the Main Base, and it also fits as a “theme #1” for Frank Xenno, the general.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGGoWB8iLA8

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #15: Frank Xenno’s personal theme

This isn’t a perfect fit, but I like the way it sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw5E4W5wxrg

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #16: Teen Jack’s theme / “The young inventor”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyIQCumNwCQ

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #17: The Blue-eyed Girl’s Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP3W9A5mgak

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — # 18a: The White Sphere’s Message

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEaFWGD2Mxg

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #18b: Neo’s determination to find the truth

This is an excellent theme for Neo’s determination to find the truth, after the events that unfold at the main base.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SZ72iqw-j4

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #19: Thomas Anderson’s Message

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-Om4-S-hcU

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #20: Thomas and Aida’s Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #21: Trin begins to believe in Neo / “Believe”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKymeuwwtAk&nohtml5=False

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #22: Trin’s Flashbacks / “The other Trinity”

This is a good music for when Captain Trin begins to remember her past.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=homHQJvt09k&nohtml5=False

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #23a: Neo vs. Deus

Forget about the vocals. The first three minutes of this music are ideal for “Neo vs. Deus” at the main base.

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #23 b: Neo vs. Deus

This is another excellent music for the Neo vs. Deus scene at the main base.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWN9NjB9XW4

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #24: Rodner Smith’s Theme #1 / “Meet Mr. Smith”

Neo finally meets Rodner Smith—the old man from Frank Xenno’s world that looks exactly like Agent Smith. He’s also Thomas Anderson’s nemesis. Obviously, this guy is ideally played by the same actor as the original Agent Smith…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiI4c99zHPg

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #25: Rodner Smith’s Theme #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTsBOzj2FJQ

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #26: The Others

If you don’t hear this just raise the volume. I think this music sounds a little lower than others. And no, I have no comments on this… you will know what I meant by “the others” when part 5 arrives :p Consider this an “audio preview” 😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Kt3XsPZmw

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #27: Beginning of the Chase

The beginning of the chase during which the second major clash with Deus occurs. The second big clash is not with Neo though. It is with… you will see 😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgNHgGWgiSM

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #28: Matthew and Dayana’s Theme

It’s time to start posting the “character themes” for the other Trinity Squad members, since, their second moment to shine in this story is in part 5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCPBVBtJTeI

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #29: Bern’s Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvaa5aIyDkE

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #30: Seraph Cheng’s Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxtGdKYijBw

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #31: Sheera Williams’s Theme

Considering what happens in part 5, this is a good theme for Sheera Williams, the granddaughter of General Nera Williams, and the daughter of Commander Yera from the first base.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yyPzATkLqI

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #32: Keifer Gomez’s Theme

Like I said before, I pretty much imagined Keifer as a “Cid lookalike” so it is no surprise that I even feel that Cid’s theme fits perfectly for Keifer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG-TXvKiFR0

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #33: Yan Morphen’s Theme / “For Neo”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn7wfayVqew

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #34: Rodner Smith’s Past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1k0XmexVdE

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #35: Seraph and Sheera vs. Deus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMZIyysPio4

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #36: The Trinity Squad vs. Deus

The events of this battle are what made me decide on the specific character themes for some of them, including Sheera, Keifer, and Yan Morphen. This battle takes place in part 5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8JDoO94xeU

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #37: Neo’s Decision

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az_JfdRibCE

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #38: The Xenno Squad’s Theme / “Frank Xenno’s Secret”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkdAUtKsQLg

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #39: Return to the Matrix

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — # 39b: Return to the Matrix theme #2 / Neo’s Theme #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #40: Retrieval of the 7th Neo’s Helpers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xMqdvs0b6U

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #41: Rebirth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KraTqef3qvg

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #42: Trainees of the Chosen

This ost fits almost perfectly with what I have in mind…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrBuG1Py5GY

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #42 b: Training with the Sixth Neo

I knew I was going to post this one eventually because it is one of my favorite soundtracks. Finally, it fits with something… Take a guess at who is going to have the “training with the sixth Neo” :p … That and more is found in the upcoming part 6…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCQCAEl5OnM

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #43: The New Morpheus vs. Neo (in training)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6-une2PLU4

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #44: Unexpected Outcome

Wait until it goes beyond the 1 minute mark to hear the good part of this soundtrack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3pHRMijyMg

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #45: Neo’s Farewell Words

Start at 0:20 and wait for the part I like better at 0:41.
This fits very well to describe Neo’s feelings when he says his “farewell words” in part 6. What are they and why he says them? Wait until I finish part 6 and you will see : p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu_2zXcoWrw

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #46: Final Visit to the Oracle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewu31_M7mz8

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #47: Return to the City of the Machines

I really like how this sounds :p
Perfect theme for what’s coming in The Matrix Revelations…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b5RMt7U4HU

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #48: The Yellow Sphere

In part 6, we are going to find out the purpose of that yellow sphere that Deus Ex implanted in Neo’s hand at the beginning…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfoz15XHd0Q

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #49: Neo and Deus Ex

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVyxG6kX94o

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #50: Deus Ex freed

When I heard this at the cinema a few weeks ago, my instant reaction was: “I now know a soundtrack that fits with the entire part 7 and, especially, with how it all begins…”
I knew this had to go here since then, and here it is now.
Things are going to get very intense in The Matrix Revelations, so I will hold back posting various soundtracks until part 7 is much closer to the finish line. That way you won’t have any clues of what will happen until it is here. And believe me, a lot will happen pretty fast in part 7. In my opinion, it is the best one out of the first 7 parts, and if you read the other 6, then you can already imagine what that means… The best has yet to come 😉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw_o7XUX3fg

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #51: Deus vs Deus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGushYkSJfg

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #51.5: Theme of the Other Deuses / “The Unknown Observers”

This should go between #51 and 52, so I will just name it 51.5 and put it here, since I found this music recently.
And yes, the only “deuses” in The Matrix Revelations won’t be Deus and Deus Ex… you’ll see once I post part 7B.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkNeS0tAAug

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #52: Deus Ex’s Transformation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj10rZ4GMOw

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #53: Leida Trinity’s Retaliation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQUEVHuON60

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #54: Screen of the Past

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2ITVDVuLBI

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #55: The Fifth Neo’s Theme / “Path of the Previous Chosen”

This would be the part where we will find out what happened before with the other Neo. Remember that the past of the previous Trinity and the previous Neo wasn’t fully revealed yet. That, among other intense scenes, is what the “clash of wills” from part 7 is all about…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uR7doemZD0

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #55.1: Path of the Fifth Neo (alternate theme)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1y6msMu7dM

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #55.2: Attack of the Sentinels

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #55.3: The Fifth Neo’s Revelation / “The Matrix Reloaded”

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #55.4: Prelude to the Fifth Neo’s Battle at the City of the Machines

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #55.5: Neo vs. the Doppelganger Sentinels

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #56: The Fifth Neo vs Deus Ex (flashback)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJn0cQ7UtD8

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #57: Cyber Neo (INTRO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUCUSCENalY

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #58: Cyber Neo (BATTLE) / “Neo vs Neo”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZJpIk7FRVk

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #59: Copy Trinity (INTRO) / Copy Trinity’s Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DiPFXKm4wc

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #60: Copy Trinity (BATTLE)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjMwPiXWgTk

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #61: The Resistance’s Final Attack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NswzBEf8I4

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #62: Frank Xenno (Theme #2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF8Wcy4IjVo

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #63: Rodner Smith’s Secret Weapon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3H-zOPV-E0

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #63.5: Cyber Neo and Copy Trinity (alternate theme for both of them)

This has nothing to do with Rodner Smith’s weapon (I say this in case you are reading all of these without reading the story. Copy Trinity and Cyber Neo are not related to Smith.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRdixLq38o

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #64: The Unexpected Transformation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V9ioUgPJs4

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #64.5: Cyber Neo’s Final Answer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayd5jgd4vOY

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #65: The Final Enemy’s Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6i1XtqNj8k

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — # 65a : First Appearance of the Final Enemy / “The deusian anomaly”

I am going to introduce the final enemy for The Matrix Revelations in Part 7D. Who ends up being the final enemy won’t be clear until you read it though… this is just music, it doesn’t tell us who takes that role at the end, but it tells us what we can expect from that character. Just be ready for plot-twisty stuff coming in the final section of Clash of Wills…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfVETYCmIlk

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — # 65.5 : “Thomas Anderson’s helpers”

Part 7D will have a very brief flashback of the original Thomas Anderson and his group. This music fits with the way I visualized them in my mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQjc-HI_cf4

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #66: Frank Xenno’s Answer

One interesting plot twist and several revelations are in storage for the next scenes in The Matrix Revelations. I’m spoiler-free here so you will find out what those are when I finish and post what comes next. This is just the “background music” that I would pair up with “the moment of truth” for General Frank Xenno, in part 7D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NunWagO59c8

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #67: The Final Enemy’s Takeover

Just to point it out: the character that is called “the deusian anomaly” in the upcoming part 7d is the final enemy in The Matrix Revelations. Also, I do plan to finish and post this part 7d this upcoming weekend, and yes, the scene that I paired with this “oh crap things are going down” music is included in 7d. Part 7d is the best out of the 4 sections of Clash of Wills without a doubt…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-atoCNumFyo

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #68: Deus Maxio’s Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11KyVElfGic

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #69: Maxio’s Retaliation Theme / Maxio’s Revelation / “The Matrix Unlocked”

Not only is Deus Maxio going to return, but a big revelation will also take place when he does… I hope no one thought that the “big Deus” from before was going to be “taken out” so easily : p … obviously, more stuff was going to happen later on with Deus, and “later on” starts with 7d…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Gkdme2bck

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #70: The Beginning of the Battle for Thomas Anderson’s World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG49U_Md3GU

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #71: Jake Mate

There are going to be some pretty intense moments in part 8…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPdrapr5bTE

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #72: Neo and Trinity’s Darkest Hour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3fwy92svjU

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #73: The Grand Revelation

This starts slow and escalates to epic proportions… it is perfect for this kind of epic scene ; )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3zvVGJrTP8

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #73.5: The grand turning point / “Bending the Spoon”

I find it really funny that this was the first song that popped into my mind when I thought of music to pair up with “the second scene with the spoon,” which is going to take place in the next section that I am going to post. I found it funny because the Pirates and Jack Sparrow don’t have anything to do with this, but I guess this song calls out to be put as background cover for epic stuff lol… it’s great music without a doubt.
So, the title for part 8a was “Jake Mate” and the title for part 8b is going to be “The Grand Turning Point”… I am feeling very good about what I have written so far, so I can say confidently that the best of “The Matrix Revelations” begins with part 8b. And, that is not just because of “the spoon scene”… there is a lot going on in this second half of “The Battle for Thomas Anderson’s World”… You will see… it all starts to fall into place at last, just like I planned it since the beginning… ^_ ^ : p

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27mB8verLK8

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #74: The Sixth Neo’s Answer

You can tell that something awesome and inspiring is going to happen when you hear this ; )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_FZ_sC_OIU

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #75: Neo’s Awakening after the Battle for Thomas Anderson’s World

This is going to be good music for the last scene in Part 8b (what is coming next). So 8b not only finishes the grand battle but also shows you what happens with Neo right after that. I imagine that anyone who reads it all up to that point is going to be reeeeally impatient to find out what the final part will bring after that… i would be really impatient too. And obviously, I plan to deliver with a really great ending that will leave everyone (including myself) very satisfied. That’s just the way I like it ; p (because I love planning awesome stories and I love delivering at the end, instead of dropping the ball with a bad ending, like so many stories I have seen before in anime and games, and even in movies and books as well… I will do it differently. At the end, it’s all about crafting a great and valuable experience. That is what matters in life and in stories…)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tMYIrWxieo

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #76: The Truth about The Matrix

Interstellar’s main theme has to be the perfect music to pair up with “the truth about the Matrix”… it’s excellent music for mystical sci-fi stuff… so yeah, this is part of what’s coming in part 9A… Oh I can’t wait ^_^ I finally reached the best parts of the first book-length story that I will finish. It’s time for the revelations of the Matrix to be unveiled…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDsCtDRV2uA

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #77: The End of Maxio’s Mission

Please ignore the pictures attached to the soundtracks. When I post a soundtrack, only the music itself fits with some section or scene for the current story that I am doing (the original picture that had been associated with the soundtrack is from another story that has nothing to do with the one I’m doing, but when the music fits, I grab it anyways : p)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WdANZGyngM

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #78: The Original Team

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3_sqNLBbe4

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #79: The First View of the Matrix (from the outside)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCk4RiKH9H0

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #80: The End of the Virtual Matrices / Return of the People from the Virtual Matrices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yahHXo3f3dE

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #81: The Trinity Squad’s Regret

Before the great “final revelation” in Part 9b, some emotional scenes with past characters from the story will take place and this music fits beautifully with all of those.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7EE20_mMks

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #82: The Final Neo

Perfect music for the scene that will introduce the final Neo…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL2o13hwDuc

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #83: Nera Williams’s Theme / The Oracle’s theme for her scene at the end

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfUBsUCHw9M

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #84: The Final Revelation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHjFIwbvzo8

What happens at the end ; ) … as usual, I have a strong tendency to save something special for last, in order to finish stories with a great note (and with happy readers that will be glad they had that experience)…

By the way, 100 thanks to the gifted composer of this music, Thomas Bergersen… This one definitely inspired me for the scene that I call “the final revelation” in The Matrix Revelations.

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #85: The Credits screen for The Matrix Revelations

To make it even more epic and memorable, I would show mini-flashbacks from events in the movie during the credits (as they roll on the left or right side of the screen, the flashbacks can be shown on the other side). That way, the viewers will be reminded of how great it truly was, right after they finish watching it. That would ensure that it becomes a movie-experience that they won’t forget anytime soon. It would probably become one of their all-time favorite sci-fi thrillers, right after they finish watching it.
Naturally, such a movie for “The Matrix Revelations” is not available, but the book is and you can read it here. So the experience already exists here. It just isn’t on a big screen. It is on the pages ; )
Have fun with the unofficial “Matrix 4”
I will repost all the links soon…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Q4yZeRYX0

 

Music for The Matrix Revelations — #86: The Extra Scene after the Credits for The Matrix Revelations

You would think that an extra scene after the credits won’t add much after all the epicness went by, but in the case of this story, it will… ; )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKjEwQeGAEU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Matrix Revelations (COMPLETE Story + Extras, a truly epic sequel for The Matrix Revolutions)

ALL-in-1 Post (Author Pedro Cristobal)

Quick Links for ALL the Stories:

 

ORIGINAL STORIES (including sci-fi thriller “Project H”):

https://authorpedrocristobal.wordpress.com/original-stories/

^^Many more awesome original stories will arrive at the link above, in the main blog. This one is the blog for great fanfiction. To see the main blog go to: https://authorpedrocristobal.wordpress.com/

To see the rest of the epic fanfiction series just check them out below ; )

 

> The Matrix Revelations (a 4th and awesome movie for The Matrix Saga)

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/the-matrix-revelations-complete-story-extras-a-truly-epic-sequel-for-the-matrix-revolutions/

> The End of the Matrix (a 5th and final movie for The Matrix Saga; also, a great sequel for The Matrix Revelations)

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/links-for-the-end-of-the-matrix-sequel-to-the-matrix-revelations/

 

> The Story of the Earth Sage of The Leaf (the story of Naruto’s grandfather: Jim Namikaze, the earth sage of The Leaf)

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/links-for-the-story-of-the-earth-sage-of-the-leaf/

 

> Heroes of the Survey Corps: Alex Emmerson (the story of what happened right before Season 1 of Attack on Titan—a great prelude!)

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2018/04/16/all-the-links-to-the-episodes-for-heroes-of-the-survey-corps-alex-emmerson-in-1-place/

 

> Star Wars: The New Jedis (An alternate story for Episode VIII in the Star Wars Saga; it includes 2 of the best lightsaber duels in the entire saga)

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/short-story-1-star-wars-episode-viii-fan-made-movie-script/

 

 

The sites by Pedro Cristobal:

https://authorpedrocristobal.wordpress.com/the-fun-fiction-book-club/ (Pedro Cristobal’s book club, which is focused ONLY on fiction books that are very entertaining.)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2084381325141529/ (The FUN Fiction Book Club’s Facebook Page. Join to befriend other readers that enjoy entertaining stories.)

https://authorpedrocristobal.wordpress.com/  (This is Pedro Cristobal’s official blog. The original stories will be shared here; and interesting articles will be posted as well.)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj56IskspnZqPtadEpk47PQ (The Youtube channel… I will do the book club’s discussions and many other interesting videos and talks in this channel.)

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/ (A blog focused on great fanfiction series that extend very popular shows with more high-quality stories; so far, the ones covered are The Matrix, Naruto, Attack on Titan, and there is one alternate story for Star Wars episode 8.)

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorPedroCristobal/ (The Facebook page with soundtracks, pictures, and extra content for the stories—both originals and fanfiction. If you like music and original soundtracks (ost’s), like I do, you will love this page. This page will also have a few pictures from the author.)

https://twitter.com/Sage_Pedro (Pedro Cristobal’s Twitter)

 

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Introduction to this Page:

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It’s time to organize everything at the top of the page for everyone—specially for anyone who is new because they will get lost trying to find chapters or episodes among the hundreds of posts. Here you have “teaser trailers” and links for all the stories that I’ve posted so far.

I consider this soundtrack a “theme song” that I like for my repertoire of stories as a whole:

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O0tqHN6b-w)

It’s a great soundtrack that fits adventure, epic events, inspiring characters, and great stories that reach the heart…

Enjoy the music and the epic stories that I will share 😉

 

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The Original Stories:

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Project H

(original sci-fi book, thriller #1)

TEASER TRAILER:

A scientifically advanced, human-like, and pacific race from the Andromeda Galaxy starts its exploration beyond the two nearby solar systems that it occupies so far…

Two explorers from this race go to a newly discovered “Red” planet, where an unknown and powerful energy source has been detected.

Soon they find that the source of the energy is an incredibly powerful race of red beings that threaten AND destroy all other forms of higher life in their vicinity. Then, the explorers and their ship are captured in space, and their technologies are copied through unknown means.

The hostile race was powerful and advanced in weaponry and in the essence of their biology, but a little behind in terms of space travel. However, with the ship of the Hellian explorers, the terrible being that controls the Rednian race has found a new way to travel to the other systems in Andromeda.

The Hellians are extremely advanced in terms of medicine, biology, and genetics. They have also made some great advancements in space travel with their new “biological ship,” known as the “space-travel biosphere.” However, they are far behind in means of warfare and mass destruction, due to their pacific nature.

When their main planet finds out about the threat at hand, it is already too late. The Red plague has invaded their second solar system and the Rednian beings are on their way to their main planet.

With weapons that cannot compete, human-like bodies that can’t defeat the strange Red beings, and wonderful advances that are meant to heal rather than to destroy, their extinction seems imminent, and so does the take over of Andromeda by the mysterious race of amoebic beings.

With the end on sight, Dionisa, the worshiped “daughter of God” of the Hellians (a Jesus-Christ-like female prophet) reveals a long-lost-and-well-hidden truth to the Secret Organization for Global Order at planet Hellia. Her truth not only changes everything that they believed to be true about themselves but gives them a chance at saving their species as well…

Dionisa’s revelation and their salvation card is “Project H”… the secret of their creator.

But, the uncertainty remains, will the mythic “Project H” be enough to save their species and to create other brotherly species that will be able to destroy the Rednian plague? Only time and the events in this book will tell…

Join the makers of “Project H” in a story of universal proportions that will take you from Andromeda, to the Milky Way, to the place where the owner of the multiverse lives, and back to the center of the storm…

“Project H” is an original sci-fi thriller that I will share for free, even though it could be a very successful sci-fi book in sales. I have many more that I do plan to publish, so don’t ever think that the epicness ends with Project H. This is just one initial taste of what can be expected from Pedro Cristobal’s imagination. For the rest, I do plan to share their initial 30% (the first few chapters) in my sites and the complete versions will be published. By the time you read the first one-third, you will know without any doubt if the story is one of your new favorites or not; thus, you will know that you are getting something that you will enjoy very much, in the finished experience. It’s like letting you watch the first Avengers movie for free and giving you the remaining parts (Infinity War 1 and 2) for the price of a sandwich. Everyone shall be happy. And with Project H that’s exactly what I’m doing, but, guess what… Project H’s sandwich will be free too. So I am guessing that my epic sandwich factory is going to become a favorite of many that feel the desire to have epic experiences, like I do (not with sandwiches, but with books).

Having an awesome AND memorable experience is my goal for what I pick to read at the new “Fun Fiction Book Club” AND for what I produce as a writer… ; )

See the posted entries for “Project H” here:

https://authorpedrocristobal.wordpress.com/original-stories/

I will start Project H in June of 2018, so be a little patient if we are still in June.

 

The River and the Mountain

(original short story #1)

This is an original short story that I thought about in 2014, when I started writing. You won’t find action, science-fiction, or romances in this one, but this is still quite interesting, thought-provoking, and inspiring. It’s also very short, so I won’t include “teaser info”… Read it and you will see what happens ; ). It reminds me of “The Alchemist” but it is just 3 pages long and completely different. This story is much more interesting than its title. “The River and the Mountain” is a “philosophical adventure” at heart:

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2016/11/13/the-river-and-the-mountain-short-story-3-original-story-1/

 

 

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The Epic Fanfiction Section:

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TEASER TRAILER FOR “The Matrix Revelations”

(The 4th Matrix Film that I imagined in 2016, after seeing the whole trilogy a second time.)

Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy Action-Thriller

Teaser Trailer:

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/the-matrix-revelations-teaser-trailer/

Length and divisions for The Matrix Revelations:

9 parts, which are like 9 long chapters pretty much; each one covers various scenes, so every part has some new revelation that will keep viewers, or readers, hooked until the very end of the final part. This is waaay longer than my “Star Wars 8” script and I consider it much better as well, in terms of story, characters, and plot-twists. Sequel-wise, this “Matrix revival” blows the Star Wars revival out of the water. You will see… just after reading part 1, you can already tell that “The Matrix Revelations” is going to be some seriously epic stuff.

Enjoy!

LINKS to all the 9 parts and the extras (music and character themes) for The Matrix Revelations:

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/the-matrix-revelations-complete-story-extras-a-truly-epic-sequel-for-the-matrix-revolutions/

 

The Matrix Revelations, Volume 2:

“THE END OF THE MATRIX”

Long story short, as great as “The Matrix Revelations” was, I realized that I still had enough content at the end to make a 5th and final story for the saga—one that was as good as the 1st Matrix Revelations story but still a true sequel. Then, I decided to conclude my “Matrix works” with the “epic end” that such a series deserved from the start. It was practice for my sci-fi storytelling skills, but what an epic practice it was ^_^

Here, I leave you the links to the teaser trailer for “The End of the Matrix” and the first episode in the story. You can get to the later episodes by following the links at the bottom right, after you finish with episode 1 and the trailer.

REMEMBER THAT YOU NEED TO READ THE MATRIX REVELATIONS 1 FIRST. Check out the link above to read the 1st volume of ‘Revelations.’ This is its sequel:

Trailer:

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2018/01/31/teaser-trailer-for-the-matrix-revelations-volume-2-the-end-of-the-matrix/

Links to the Episodes for THE END OF THE MATRIX:

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/links-for-the-end-of-the-matrix-sequel-to-the-matrix-revelations/

 

 

OVERVIEW FOR “The Story of the Earth Sage of The Leaf”

(my 1st full-length anime show / 1st ‘book series’)

Genre: Fantasy Action-Adventure

The earth-style ninja Pedro Namikaze chooses to leave his war-thirsty clan to join the clan of The Leaf, without knowing that his choice will change The Leaf, his world, the past, and the future forever… Read the epic story of the hero from The Leaf who was not one of its well-known leaders, known as Hokages, but who was a deep influence and a central character behind the entire saga… Learn about what happened in the past (a great prequel to Naruto) and see what will happen in the future (an awesome sequel, after “Boruto The Movie”)… Find out who is the true villain behind the whole saga (a new character)… Experience an all-new show that extends the Naruto universe on one hand and is a great standalone story on the other. Previous plot holes will be answered; new villains and heroes will be revealed; the other realms (the worlds of the summoned animals) will be visited; and the ancient past of Naruto’s Human Realm will be uncovered in “The Story of the Earth Sage of The Leaf”…

Length and divisions for The Story of the Earth Sage of The Leaf:

84 episodes or chapters;

6 arcs with approximately 12 episodes for each of the first five and 24 episodes for the final arc, which is the best one;

2 seasons, one 51 episodes long and the other one 33 episodes long. This is in “show terms.” In “book terms” it has the length of three books (between 1,000 and 2,000 pages).

I started to write this as if it was a book-sequel to the whole Naruto series, and as my very first “practice book.” This is where it all began for me…

I imagined it as a full-length TV anime series, so my chapters are the episodes that I already “saw.”

Enjoy!

Naruto fan or not, this is a great fantasy-adventure with plenty of ninjas and action. And you do not need to watch the original show to understand this one.

LINKS to the Arcs and Episodes for THE STORY OF THE EARTH SAGE OF THE LEAF:

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/links-for-the-story-of-the-earth-sage-of-the-leaf/

 

Alternate Version for Star Wars Episode VIII’s Story

(short story #1 / movie script #1)

Genre: Sci-fi/Fantasy + Action-Adventure Drama

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

STAR WARS, The New Jedis

LINK to the full movie script:

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/short-story-1-star-wars-episode-viii-fan-made-movie-script/

 

(New Prelude for Attack on Titan)

TEASER FOR “Heroes of the Survey Corps: Alex Emmerson”

https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/introduction-or-opening-for-heroes-of-the-survey-corps-alex-emmerson-a-prelude-to-attack-on-titan/

Length and divisions for  “Heroes of the Survey Corps”

This is basically a full prelude season for Attack on Titan. I will do it in book form, but I imagined it as a real anime series. It will be 38 episodes long. What happens in each episode would fit in 20 minutes if it was animated. Furthermore, it fits with the whole series and ends right before the beginning of Season 1’s episode 1. It is a true prequel—in the same way that The Matrix Revelations is a true sequel. It even has kid Erwin as one of the secondary characters in the second half. And kid Levi appears in one of the episodes.

LINKS to the episodes in Heroes of the Survey Corps:

heroesofthesurveycorps.wordpress.com

 

TEASER TRAILER FOR “Jack Sparrow and the Cursed Crown”

(short story #2 / movie script #2)

Genre: Action-Comedy

After meeting an interesting lady at a new town, Captain Jack (Funny) Sparrow ends up causing a big ruckus with other pirates… To escape, he and the lady get into a disguised pirate ship that was about to depart. They had no idea of what would happen next… Captain Julio Reaper’s ambition—the legendary crown of the infamous Pirate King—was going to end up causing Jack several changes of underwear… Will Captain Sparrow save the day?

Divisions for Captain Sparrow’s funny thriller:

6 Acts, as if it was a play, but I imagined it as a movie (I was tired of watching Pirates of the Caribbean films that didn’t make me laugh, when Jack Sparrow is supposed to be a living bag of epic laughs, so I came up with something to make me laugh with this character for real. This action-comedy was the result.)

LINK to Act I of “Jack Sparrow and the Cursed Crown”  https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/short-story-2-jack-sparrow-causes-a-ruckus-action-comedy/

 

 

And many more awesome stories 😉 !!!

 

I will publish my true best (my originals) and share the rest (the fanfiction series) with everyone. “The rest” is amazing fanfiction that would work wonderfully to make real shows, great movies, or epic games out of it. So don’t ever think that I will share bad stuff for free; I am going to share ENTERTAINING stories ONLY ; ). There’s plenty more to see—or rather, to read—from me.

Fans of movies, anime, and entertainment that like adventure, action-thrillers, action-dramas, great thought-provoking sci-fi, some fantasy elements, and epicness in general will enjoy what I do here. Cheers to all !!!

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EXTRAS!!

Author’s Initiation as a Storyteller:
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/authors-journey-or-initiation-but-journey-sounds-more-epic-_/

Plan for the Stories:
https://theearthsageoftheleaf.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/authors-plan-for-the-stories/

Annnd… for those of you that want to add me as a friend in facebook, I will make it possible ; ).

Just read this entire entry and you will know what to do to add me there:

(https://www.facebook.com/AuthorPedroCristobal/posts/1072687402840052)

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ALL-in-1 Post (Author Pedro Cristobal)

The Matrix Revelations (Part 9A)

THE MATRIX REVELATIONS

 

Part 9: The Real Answer and the Ending (9A + 9B)

 

Part 9A: The Truth About The Matrix (The Real Answer)

 

Deus Maxio placed Rodner Smith on the yellow platform of codes where he was standing. It looked very high in the sky, but Rodner remained on the platform as if he had been placed on the solid ground below.

Maxio looked like he had made up his mind completely about revealing the truth about the Matrix to Neo, and Mr. Smith was still unconscious. Rodner didn’t even move a finger. He looked like he wasn’t going to wake up anytime soon.

Neo could not wait. He knew that there was little that he could do beyond that point if he didn’t know what was really happening, or, what was the truth about the Matrix and why it worked that way. Only then he would be able to figure out how everyone could be saved from it…

When Maxio left Rodner Smith’s body on the yellow platform, Neo asked what he considered the most important question.

Neo [standing just four meters away from Maxio, on the same large platform]: “Deus Maxio, I am eager to know everything that you can tell me, but first, there is something that I must know. It is something that worried me as much as Deus Ex himself.

Is the Matrix a cyber simulation of reality or is it the true reality? Is Thomas Anderson’s world real or not real?”

Maxio [after standing up and leaving Rodner behind]: “Depending on how you want to see it, it is both. The Matrix, or everything you know, is both the true reality and a simulated reality as well.”

Neo [showing determination to understand and obtain the truth]: “How is that possible? How can something be real if it is also an artificial simulation? During the battle with Deus Ex, I saw the white codes of the Matrix in everything and in everyone. How can such a thing be anything other than a pure cybernetic simulation? How can you call it the real reality if it was created at your world?”

Maxio [scratching his white bald head and looking surprised]: “No living entity inside the Matrix should have been able to see the hidden white layers of codes that underlie everything here. This… this is something that I wasn’t told. You are definitely not a normal occurrence in the system.”

Neo [polite with a friendly smile but still pushing for the answers]: “You haven’t answered my question. How can the Matrix be real and not real at the same time? If that is what you know, you must know how to explain it as well.”

Maxio: “A clone is real, but he or she is not the true original version at the same time. The clone was created through artificial means and isn’t even supposed to exist, but it does exist and it is real after its creation takes place. In addition, he or she was created using various cybernetic tools in a laboratory. With that logic, it would be correct to say that a clone is still a simulation of the original, even if it is real. Furthermore, the clone is not a mere simulation either. It is as alive, as true, as real, and as important as the original can be. Something similar is true about the Matrix, but it is far more complex than a simple clone, of course.”

Maxio could tell that Neo was not satisfied with his little allegory. He wanted the clear truth—all of it. Therefore, Maxio continued.

Maxio: “If you want to know the truth and to understand why the Matrix is what it is, then, I must tell you why it was created and why I was sent here…”

Maxio closed his eyes, took a deep breath, and opened them again.

You could tell that he was going to reveal something that meant a lot to him.

Maxio [with a reminiscent voice]: “Eons ago, before I was born, a great war broke out in my world. The main world of the deuses was divided into those that were willing to make themselves part machine and part deusian and those that wanted to remain 100% deusian. The side of the deusianoid robots and the hybrids, which were part machine and part deusian, was led by rulers that were not concerned about the greater good. Their faction was what started all the problems for the rest of us. Luckily, we had the better weapons and the better scientists, so, the war was won by the normal deusians and the survivors from the hybrid faction were separated from the rest of the population and forced to go into exile.

Needless to say, those survivors kept causing more conflicts later on, but, they were never able to defeat us, despite their stronger bodies, because we had a technological advantage in weapons and tactics of battle.

That was the case until something unexpected appeared out of nowhere and took our existence by storm. A terrible virus, known as the Lethal DNA (LDNA) virus, appeared and began to kill us with alarming speed and ease. Nothing worked. Despite how advanced we were, we simply couldn’t find a way to hold it back.

Then, our scientists came to the conclusion that the virus was too perfect, too effective, and too fast to be a natural occurrence, so, it had to be a biological weapon that had been designed to destroy us.

Naturally, the deusians wanted to blame the deusanoids and their faction, but, it turned out that the LDNA virus was destroying them as well. They had brains that were like ours and part of their bodies were also like ours, so, the virus could kill them too, and it did. At that point, the leader from their faction came and begged to join forces with the rest of us, thinking that we already had a cure for the menace. It was a desperate time when the survival of our species was put in question.

However, when the solar systems and all the planets that we had occupied combined their forces and our most gifted minds and all our resources came together, a possible solution for the LDNA’s threat was found.

The virus was using an unknown DNA code from the early stages of our species to destroy us. Somehow, the ancient code had something that was a natural killer for our evolved DNA. The answer, or the way to save our species, was destroying the virus with its own killer recipe and using it to find a definitive cure for it.

The problem, of course, was that we didn’t have and could not get the full DNA code of our ancient ancestors. Wars, conflicts, egotistical villains, and many more omens destroyed our species’ history and the records of our past more than once, during the dozens of millenniums that followed after we left our original home planet. And, since we had changed so much, reconstructing our ancient biological codes wasn’t as simple as backtracking from our current ones. The way our DNA had evolved wasn’t something that we could predict with a computer model either.

Essentially, the only way to get a perfect copy of our ancient ancestor’s DNA was to travel back in time and to get a sample of them.”

Neo: “Is that why you came here?”

Maxio: “No. I had not been born yet and the Matrix had not been created either. However, that was the event that led to the creation of the Matrix at the main world of the deuses. You see… we, as incredibly advanced as we were, still couldn’t find any way to travel back in time. Even our best minds couldn’t do it, but they still had to find some way to get the original DNA from our past ancestors. They had to find another way. And they did; otherwise, we would have been wiped out by the LDNA virus, the Matrix would not exist, and I wouldn’t be here today.

They didn’t know enough to break the rules of time, but they already knew enough about biology and about the universe to be able to recreate it and all its life forms from scratch. We knew so much about the universe at that point that we could literally make a real copy of it; and that was exactly what they did. They decided that the only way we had to get our hands on the original ancestors and their DNA was to replicate our universe in a miniature size and from the very beginning of its existence. Then, they would determine the correct point in time, or the right moment in the development of the miniature universe, and they would locate the species that was closest to us and our DNA sequence.

They began the experiment and they located our galaxy in the mini-universe. Then, they had to run an automatic assessment of all the species and their DNAs, since, we didn’t know which one was our true ancestor for sure. This led them to our original home planet, within the Milky Way galaxy, which was the Earth.”

Neo [thoughtful]: “So, the Matrix is this microscopic copy of your universe and the deuses are us, thousands of years later?”

Maxio: “Not quite Neo. You are right about us, even though we can’t be called humans anymore, but, you are not right about the Matrix… Unfortunately, creating a copy of our universe where our same ancient ancestors could be reborn, exactly as they were in our original universe, wasn’t that simple. Creating a perfect copy of our universe under controlled laboratory conditions was much easier said than done. Our scientists succeeded at creating similar copies that were approximations, which were only 50% like our real universe. And that wasn’t good enough, because those didn’t result in our same original ancestors. The exact DNA codes that we needed either didn’t exist in those imperfect versions of the ancient humans, or they were too different to work well against the LDNA virus. We needed the real thing and only an ideal copy of our universe that was a 100% match of everything in our universe was going to give us that. Only a 100% perfect clone would yield the same exact ancestors with the same exact DNA codes that we needed.

Therefore, the brightest deuses had to figure out a way to generate such a perfect copy of our universe.

They created a giant ecological sphere where an incredible number of microscopic copies of our universe would be created nonstop. However, they would not be created at random. They made a very smart algorithm that governed how each new batch of universes was created, based on the data gathered from the previous ones, so that the new batches could be better copies with more things in common with the original universe where we lived. They used the best technology and nearly all the resources that we had, in order to ensure that an universe that was a perfect match to ours would be created before the LDNA virus could wipe out our race.

That giant sphere where the microscopic universes were generated was called The Matrix and it was placed at a city that was later called The City of The Matrix. The ancients, or the people from your time, had a different name for what we call The Matrix however. You called it the multiverse.”

Neo [looking a little overwhelmed and full of questions]: “But, how could they create a finite sphere that would house an infinite number of universes? And… wouldn’t those universes take too long to form? How could they possibly monitor everything? And, what about the white codes of the Matrix that I saw in everything and everyone?”

Maxio [sounding incredibly wise for someone that was a deusian equivalent of Matthew]: “You answered one of your questions Neo. The white codes that you saw in everything everywhere are how they monitored everything automatically in every universe. Those didn’t exist in our original universe, but these copies were created in a laboratory, so it was possible to add that hidden layer of codes into their natural fabric, without changing anything else and without letting any of the living beings there know about the existence of those hidden codes that we used to monitor everything automatically.

And obviously, the number of universes that exist in the Matrix is not infinite. It is a very large number indeed, but it does have an end. The great sphere known as The Matrix does not contain infinite approximations of our universe. And even though all the mini-universes in it are real, they were still a planned creation in a lab, just like a clone, so, the deusian scientists figured out how to modify their progression of time without altering any other aspect in them. Their new progression of time ensured that all new universes would get to the point where we needed them to be in just a matter of hours for us, which are much longer than hours for you, of course.”

Neo: “But such a complex and cyber-looking mechanism inside a real environment… how could they develop such a thing and make it possible?”

Maxio: “Don’t ask me. I wasn’t among the geniuses that created the Matrix. I can only tell you its story and why I’m here. The right deus for the most complex answers would not be me; it would be the leader of the group that sent me here, who was the youngest member of the last team that worked in the creation and maintenance of the Matrix.”

Neo: “You mean… Neo?”

Maxio: “Yes, Deus Neo is the one that gave me this mission.”

Neo: “Why didn’t he come here himself?”

Maxio: “Although he was and is a great deusian leader, he is not young anymore and he is far too important for our team to put him at risk. I chose to take this mission in his place.”

Neo: “So what was your mission? Was it to gather the DNA data that you needed? And, why did you have to come here of all places, didn’t you have a multitude of perfect copies of your universe in the Matrix?”

Maxio: “No and no. We only managed to generate one perfect copy of our universe in the Matrix that had gazillions of them. Millions of them were a 99.999999% match, but only one resulted in a perfect 100%. This universe is that one, but, we had to keep them all anyways, because for this one to live, the great ecological sphere and all the others could not be removed.

And, I am not here because of the virus. The virus was just the reason why we were forced to create the Matrix. We already got the DNA samples and the LDNA virus was already stopped, thanks to those and many years ago, when I was still an infant. The younger Deus Neo and another leader known as Deus T were the ones that entered the Matrix at that time and got the DNA samples.”

Neo [puzzled]: “Then, why are you here? If the great virus was already stopped, why did you have to return to the Matrix?”

Maxio: “This universe within the Matrix is a real simulation of our life, as it existed at first, when it wasn’t simulated. It is a flawless recreation of our past, with all its events and all its forms of life. In other words, you are the perfect remake of our true ancestors, so, you are much more than just an experiment.

Unfortunately, not everyone saw it that way. And years after the cure was found, many deuses wished to end and erase the Matrix, or to use it for other purposes, such as trying to manipulate our future, since we could observe you and see what events would happen next, after you reach the point when you become us. As you might imagine, historians, scientists, politicians, and many others were delighted with those possible uses for the many universes that were 99.9999% matches of our own. They all wanted to turn the Matrix into a tool to get what they wanted.

However, the Grand Council of the Deuses didn’t allow it. The incredible number of miniature copies of our universe that were created to save our species wasn’t going to be turned into a circus for the convenience of others. It was meant to be used for the greater good only.

Unfortunately, something about that matter has changed recently. Some powerful groups within the Council will soon be given the full authority to end the Matrix and all the microscopic universes in it, including this one. All life forms in the Matrix will end. Our last chance to stop them is to prove the importance of saving our ancestors to the leaders of the Council. Deus Neo and his followers are the only ones that want to support that cause. And to get that proof, we needed to send someone back here to obtain a small sample of humans that can be used to show the Council that you are capable of much more than they think, which means that saving you from the Matrix is important for us, if they ever choose to destroy it.

My mission was simple. I was given the task of finding such a sample. It had to be a group of ancient humans that encompassed all the things that the ancient humans were capable of. In other words, it had to be a small group that could represent what all of humanity was capable of at this point in time.

I tested many groups, and found many hostile ancients along the way. However, I never found any sample that was more than an 80% match for what we needed. And eventually, something unexpected happened. A human had a weapon that was capable of neutralizing me and using me. As you already know, it was Architect Smith, and he used me to do terrible things to this world.

I’m sorry about what I did Neo, but now I must finish the mission that I came here for and I must leave for good.”

Neo: “Wait Maxio… What is going to happen to all the other universes that were not the 100% match?”

Maxio: “Nothing of course. They will never know that they are part of the Matrix and they will never know that they exist because of us. All their life forms, including their imperfect versions of our past human ancestors, will just continue their path through life without ever knowing those great truths. That is, if the Matrix does not end. If it ends, then they will all cease to exist as well. And if my group fails at saving you, then this, the 100% match of our reality, will be gone as well.”

Suddenly, everything was starting to make sense for Neo. Thomas Anderson’s plan to save everyone from the Matrix and the “key codes” that were sent to him by Deus Neo (the unknown messenger with “codename Neo”) were fitting like perfect pieces of a puzzle. Obviously, The One had a much greater purpose than just stopping Rodner Smith and ending the Virtual Matrices that had been created at Thomas Anderson’s world…

Neo was eager to help Deus Maxio, but he definitely didn’t see what was about to happen next…

Neo: “What do you plan to do to get your sample for the Council? I will help you in any way I can.”

Maxio [looking a little bittersweet]: “I already decided that. I’m sorry Neo, but you can’t help me any longer. I’m glad that you were here because without you I would have failed miserably, but now I must return and I need to take the best sample possible, no matter the cost. I’m glad that you know the truth about the Matrix, because then, you will be able to understand why I had to do this.”

Maxio’s change of mood concerned Neo and he quickly tried to get much closer to Maxio, but he couldn’t move on the platform.

When Neo looked down, he realized that the yellow platform was acting as a force field that was capable of holding him in place for some unknown amount of time.

Neo [worried]: “Wait! What are you going to do for your sample!? Why did you do this to me?? I thought that you were my ally!!”

Maxio had already turned around and he was walking away from Neo, but he stopped, he looked back, and he answered.

Maxio: “I had to create a force that could hold you for a while. That’s why I didn’t wake you up right away, after your battle with Deus Ex. As you are at the moment, I can’t hold you back if you want to stop me Neo, but I only need some time. That yellow platform will hold you long enough for me to do what must be done. By now you should know that I am your ally and I am mankind’s ally. I, like you, want to save the ancient humans at all costs. And that is why I’m doing this. The best possible sample that I can take at this point is everyone here. I don’t have time to look for a better sample now. I have the best chances of taking back the best sample if I take all the survivors that are present on this battlefield. I know that many of them are your friends and you care about them. So, if your human feelings interfered, you would stop me, but I believe this may be the only way to save your kind now. We must sacrifice the survivors of the Resistance to save the rest.”

Despite his bittersweet look, Maxio didn’t hold back and he didn’t waste any time.

He suddenly began to create a great yellow sphere that would be capable of taking all the survivors from the surface in just a few minutes.

Captain Leida Trinity raised her upper body from the ground and she could see what was happening above. She was the first person to see because she had not been affected by the codes that put everyone to sleep for Deus Ex’s takeover. And nobody else was awake there. Even the blue-eyed girl (who had not been affected by Deus Ex’s codes either) was lying on the ground, without signs of life.

Leida [looking at Neo and Maxio]: “What? What’s going on!? I thought that he was on Neo’s side!! He was fighting on our side!! God give me a rocket launcher so that I can bomb the bastard once and for all!! I knew that he wasn’t good news. I shouldn’t have trusted him after he made Matthew’s face appear on his!!”

Still, she was exhausted, and she had no armor and no weapons anymore, so there wasn’t much that she could do. However, she saw what happened, and since no one else saw it, that was a very significant moment for her.

Neo: “Maxio wait!! There has to be a better way than taking all the people that fought for us at Thomas Anderson’s world!! We still have Thomas Anderson’s plan!! It will save us!”

Maxio: “I’m sorry Neo, but I can’t place my trust in someone else’s plan. Right now, finishing my mission by taking the best sample available is the best chance we have. It will take me just a few minutes and we will all be gone for good. I’m sorry that I must say good bye to you like this. At least, I know that the remaining humans will be safe with someone like you here.”

Time was running out and Neo was realizing that he wasn’t going to regain his control over the Matrix right away. What could he do to stop Maxio from taking everyone as his sample? In the middle of his difficult situation and with little time left, Neo found an answer when he looked at Rodner Smith…

Neo [looking like he had just figured something out]: “Maxio! You are not taking the best sample possible!! If you want the smallest sample of what mankind is capable of, you have to take Rodner Smith and me as your sample!!”

Deus Maxio had not thought about that, but something about it just felt right. He thought about it for half a minute and he went back to Neo’s location, but, he didn’t let go of the platform’s hold over Neo.

Maxio [having some doubts]: “How can you be so sure that only the two of you will make a more accurate sample of mankind’s full potential than all the survivors of the Resistance put together?”

Neo [sounding just as enlightened as he did when he unlocked the power of the white codes]: “We are the extreme opposites of what the human conscience has created so far. Rodner almost did more harm than all the previous dictators in history combined. He was probably the smartest one as well. He even fooled hundreds of geniuses at his paradise city, making them think that they lived in heaven, even though he was just using them for his projects. He only cared about himself and about power. The rest of humankind was just a tool for him. Love was never a part of who he was. On the other hand, Thomas Anderson and I were the complete opposites of him. Love, justice, finding the answers, and helping everyone in the process were the forces that guided us. It was never about power for us. On the contrary, we both wanted to liberate mankind from the Matrix, instead of using the Matrix for ourselves.

Take us as your sample. I will help you and your leader to prove that we are worth saving, even if the deuses don’t need the Matrix anymore.”

Deus Maxio checked the compatibility of Neo and Rodner Smith to use them as a single sample of everything that the ancient humans were capable of. The quick result that the yellow codes brought back was very striking for Maxio. He never found any sample—regardless of the number of people that he included—with more than 80% of coverage. Yet, Neo and Mr. Smith by themselves resulted in a 99% coverage of what the ancient humans were capable of. It really was as if they were the perfect opposites of the same coin and the best examples available for each side of the coin. It was correct to say that there was nothing evil about Neo and there was nothing good about Rodner. They were such a perfect pair of opposites that Maxio felt that it could not be a coincidence. Clearly, he had not been given all the answers when Deus Neo sent him to the Matrix to complete his important mission… Either way, Maxio knew that he was not going to find a better sample to demonstrate what the ancient humans could do and how valuable they truly were.

Besides, the fact that Neo could do things that even the deuses couldn’t do (by manipulating the hidden codes within the Matrix) convinced Maxio about one thing: it wasn’t an arbitrary event. Neo was a predestined part of the perfect sample that he was supposed to get; Maxio just wasn’t given any information about that, but he could sense that it was meant to be.

By then, it was clear that Deus Neo (Maxio’s leader) had been the one that sent the key data about the Matrix to Thomas Anderson; and he had had something to do with the creation of “The One” as well… Neo could already feel it. He just didn’t have any proof about it.

However, the identity of the deusian hand that helped Rodner Smith to make the Virtual Matrices and to create Deus Ex (the deusian entity that could bend the rules of reality in the Matrix) was still a mystery… It seemed like Smith had used Maxio to create everything himself, but the truth was that Maxio wasn’t powerful enough to make even one the two Virtual Matrices on his own. After all, he was just a deus that could bend some rules inside the Matrix; in the original world, he wasn’t a godly being…

Ultimately, Maxio chose to free Neo and to take him and Rodner Smith as his perfect sample.

Leida saw what happened and even though she couldn’t hear what they were saying, she could tell that Maxio changed his mind because of what Neo told him.

Maxio erased the large sphere of codes and began to create a new smaller sphere around Rodner, Neo, and himself.

Neo looked down at the battlefield, knowing that it was likely to be the last time that he would see the place again. He caught a glimpse of Leida Trinity and his heart became incredibly happy for a second, but, he was still concerned about the future.

Neo [to Maxio]: “What is going to happen to this world now? Will they be ok after we leave?”

Maxio: “You freed everyone from the Virtual Matrices during the battle with Deus Ex. It will take some time, but everyone will wake up and they will be able to leave the capsules that had them dreaming and living a virtual life. The two Virtual Matrices that had been developed in this world will be completely gone, thanks to what you did. Everyone in this world will come back to the Real Matrix now. And there won’t be green codes anymore… However, they won’t know that they are still in the Matrix either. For them, this will be the real world, the real reality, and there won’t be anything else beyond it.”

Neo [thoughtful]: “…”

Neo began to remember some of Thomas Anderson’s words and he understood that he would have to continue Thomas Anderson’s plan, even at the world of the deuses.

Thomas Anderson’s hologram [in Neo’s reminiscence]: “You will continue with our plan and take it to its very end, until The One ends the Matrix and saves us all…”

Neo [thinking out loud]: “I see… when Thomas Anderson said ‘The One,’ he was never talking about me. He was referring to the seventh Neo, who will surely be the last one. Yet, he knew that what I could do was still the key to make The One successful, just like what the fifth Neo did for me, because at that point in the plan, I was the last Neo, so I was The One at that point… I understand now. It is not over yet. There is more to be done, until the last Neo can save everyone at last, from the true Matrix.”

Neo looked down one final time. He knew that the Resistance’s survivors and Thomas Anderson’s world had been saved from the Virtual Matrices, but there was still more to be done to save them.

Maxio: “We must leave now. Are you ready?”

Neo [certain]: “Yes.”

Maxio: “The option to come back to the Matrix may not exist after we return to the main deusian world, where this whole multiverse is just a city in size. Are you sure that you want to do this? You will definitely help us to save the ancients, but we may not be able to bring you back.”

Neo [still looking at the battlefield, not at Maxio]: “You said it yourself. This is the best way and you need the best sample. And I am ready to be part of that sample. My control over the Matrix should also help you to make a statement at the Council of the Deuses.”

At that point, Deus Maxio lifted Rodner Smith and he extended his left hand to Neo. Neo grabbed the hand and the sphere around them began to turn into white codes and it began to disappear, as it teleported them away to another location.

Leida did not hear them, but she could tell what happened there.

After she saw Neo disappear, she felt an incredible sorrow (almost as if she had been the Trinity that loved him). The menace was gone; the Matrix was gone; but Neo was also gone.

Even though it was all over and they had won, Leida couldn’t look as if she had a grand victory.

She couldn’t help it and she cried as she spoke, all alone, in the middle of the battlefield of asleep soldiers and humanoid robots.

Leida Trinity [truly heartfelt]: “Thank you Neo. Thank you for everything you did for us. You were a true hero, like Thomas Anderson.”

Then, the view changed from the Earth of the Matrix to the white deusian laboratory where Maxio had been, from the start of his mission.

Apparently, his true self had not been the one in the Matrix, but rather, it was an approximate copy of himself at a different size and with different properties that were what allowed him to do godly things inside the Matrix.

Deus Neo and the female deus that had been worried about Maxio were still there and they could not be happier when they realized that the protective codes were being removed and the connection was asking for a return password, meaning that Maxio had been successful in the mission, despite the unknown obstacle that he had found.

They prepared the computers to bring him back and they quickly noticed that the system was preparing two other smaller spheres because Maxio wasn’t coming back alone. He was bringing two other entities from the Matrix.

Deus Neo noticed right away that one of the two entities was too similar to Thomas Anderson. At that point, he recognized that the time had come…

Deus Neo stepped away from the deusian computers and he used a small device on his hand to connect to other similar devices. It was as if he was about to make some sort of “group call.”

Deus Neo [voice similar to Neo’s voice / talking to the other female deus that was already present]: “Daya, take care of bringing back your brother and our guests safely. I will bring back the rest of the original team. Our most important mission is about to start. This mission isn’t just for the ancients, it’s also important for our own future.”

Deus Daya [voice similar to Dayana’s voice]: “I’m on it!”

Deus Neo communicated with five other devices using his. When he sent the call, five other deuses received the live holographic message in their devices.

Deus Neo: “I need you all back to the location of the secret lab as soon as possible. Maxio has succeeded and he is coming back from the Matrix, but now we have something else to worry about. My suspicions about everything were right, so that means that we must be ready for what is about to happen next. I need you all here.”

While all the deuses looked similar, in terms of skin color and hairless heads, their weapons and clothing differentiated them greatly. You could tell who they were based on what they were wearing.

We saw the receivers of the message very briefly, before they returned to Deus Neo.

First male deus [same voice as Frank Xeno / carrying a powerful looking rifle-like weapon]: “Roger! I’ll be back!”

Second male deus [same voice as Yan Morphen from the Trinity Squad / wearing white clothes that looked like Maxio’s vest]: “I’ll be there as fast as I can Neo.”

Third male deus [same voice as Seraph from the Trinity Squad / wearing futuristic-looking samurai-style clothes and carrying what looked like light sabers]: “I’m on my way! I’ll be there before you know it!”

First female deus [same voice as the Oracle or Nera Williams’s voice / wearing a head cover and normal clothing / apparently, standing at a desert]: “So I was right wasn’t I? I was the first that told you that this was going to happen! It’s about to happen then. I will be there as soon as I can!”

Second female deus [same voice as Leida Trinity / wearing clothes that resembled the sixth Trinity’s clothes but these were light silver rather than black]: “Give me a minute. I’ll make sure that Ida is safe and I will join you and the others.”

The view stayed with the last team member, who wasn’t alone.

There was a smaller deusian child close to her, and there was a deusian robot with them as well.

The child was looking at something that had not been shown yet, but, when she heard her mother, she looked back at her.

Deusian child [same voice as the blue-eyed girl]: “Mom, did dad make another one of those secret and dangerous toys?”

Female Deus [same voice as Trinity]: “He probably did, but you shouldn’t worry about them; just remember, they are not toys, they are important experiments that we have to protect.”

Deusian Robot [same robotic voice as Bern from the Trinity Squad]: “Mrs. Idana, is it safe for us and for Ida to be here?”

Deus Idana: “It still is Bert, but it’s very likely that everything will change soon. Whatever happens, stay by Ida’s side no matter what. If for any reason Neo and I are not with her, you must be there to protect her.”

Deusanoid Robot Bert: “I am and I will be by her side mam.”

Deus Idana: “I want you to take her to a safer location if you notice that anything dangerous can happen.”

Bert: “I will.”

The robot was taller than them and looked stronger, but he behaved and talked like any of them. His physical form was the only aspect that showed that he was a robot.

The deusian Trinity turned around and walked towards a small white facility that was just half a mile away from them. She suddenly pressed something on her silver suit and she instantly teleported closer to the facility. She appeared right in front of the white door that she was seeing from far away and it opened for her, as if it had recognized who she was.

She walked in and we saw that it was the same lab where Maxio had been connected to the Matrix.

At that exact moment, the other four deuses teleported themselves to that spot as well, and they appeared at the center of the lab, between Deus Neo and Deus Idana.

Right after that, Deus Daya finished bringing back Maxio and the two small ancient humans from their spheres. All three of them were still unconscious, but they were fine.

Neo and Rodner Smith had a different size with respect to the deuses, when they were in their original world. They were as long as their hands, meaning that the real deuses were the equivalent of giant humans, in terms of size. Yet, they had changed, so they didn’t look exactly as humans anymore.

With everyone present, the deusian Neo wasted no time.

Deus Neo: “As I thought before, we are not the first ones that hacked our way into the Matrix. And now, we finally know why the other unknown source hacked in. Unlike us, they, he, she, or it didn’t do it for a good cause. They led to the creation of experimental Cyber Matrices of a complex nature and they also developed an experimental deusian being that was far more powerful than any deusian ever, even though it was born inside the Matrix and not here. Maxio and the hacked ancient entity that we helped to create faced this being and nearly lost their lives, even though both of them had access to breaking the rules of the Matrix. I fear that we now have greater problems to worry about than just saving the ancients from the inevitable shut down of the Matrix.

Now that Maxio has returned, we need to present our proof to the Council and convince them about saving the ancients, even if they choose to destroy the Matrix. But, we also have to show them the new threat that is emerging and that may represent just as big of a catastrophe as the LDNA virus once did. If the unknown hackers find a way to replicate that powerful deusian entity from the Matrix in this world, a virus may not be the leading cause for our extinction anymore. The problem is that such a thing was already accomplished inside the Matrix, when this being’s abilities remained intact, after it was transferred from the virtual worlds to the real world in the Matrix. There is only one step further to figure out how to bring such a thing here.

The Council must know this and we must be ready. We also have to protect Maxio and our ancient guests, since they are the only real proof that we have of what happened in the Matrix. And they may be our only way to prove how important the ancients really are.

Idana, Neda, Xenor, Morpheo, Serach, and Daya, will you help me to achieve these goals?”

Deus Neda [same voice as the Oracle]: “You know we will. We have been in this together for a long time.”

Deus Idana [same voice as Trinity]: “This is the time to complete what we set out to finish years ago.”

Deus Xenor [same voice as Frank Xeno]: “Count with me. I’ll make sure that none of you lose your heads while playing heroes at the Council. We’ve come this far, so I am not going to let it happen at the end.”

Deus Morpheo [same voice as Yan Morphen and Morpheus]: “I believe in you and I will follow you until the end.”

Deus Serach [same voice as Seraph]: “I’ll be with you guys. My blades have been at the service of justice, always. And by now you are like my family. I love you all [looking at Daya specifically].”

Deus Daya [with Dayana’s voice]: “Maxio and I volunteered to fight for your cause and that won’t change now, even if it becomes more dangerous than before.”

Deus Neo [sounding pretty confident]: “Then, let’s continue and finish what we started. We shall save the ancients at last and end the new threat as well.”

Then, the view changed from Deus Neo’s group at the lab to the deusian child, Ida.

At last, the view turned around Ida and the robot and we could see what they were looking at with so much attention, before Neo’s call was received.

They were looking at the Matrix, apparently, from a deserted location that also had the secret lab. The Matrix was a giant ecological sphere that was protected by an even larger transparent square that covered its surroundings. It was still quite visible from there. You could tell from the movements and the colors that the sphere was “alive” in the inside. The inside had a seemingly endless number of colored bubbles that were pushed together, like the hundreds of transparent eggs that many fish make for reproduction. The billions of bubble-like thingies were the similar universes, of course.

The deusian girl, Ida, had no idea of what each of those bubbles contained, but even at her young age, she could already feel that they were important.

The Matrix looked both majestic and frightening from their location. It was the greatest biological and scientific achievement that their species had produced. It was what saved them from extinction and what would bring their next greatest troubles as well…

Meanwhile, in Thomas Anderson’s world (inside the single flawless universal copy that existed inside the Matrix) everyone began to awaken and the pods that kept them linked to the Virtual Matrices started to open automatically.

We could see many familiar faces from before; among them were all the people from the First Base and their brave commander (Yera Williams, the daughter of Nera Williams); each of the members from the Trinity Squad, except Sheera, Bern, and Leida; and all the survivors from the Resistance…

Throughout their world we could see how all the places that had millions of capsules began to “wake up,” as the pods opened and the people awakened, realizing that everything that they knew had been a dream in a virtual realm.

At the same time, those that had not been sleeping—like the people at Rodner Smith’s city—also awakened because they saw what was happening around their city and they realized that they had lived in a lie as well, even if they weren’t sleeping like all the others. They finally realized the truth of the world around them…

Suddenly, the scenes of the people of the world were left behind and the camera focused on a single pod, in a dangerous-looking location at a desolate area. The pod had a young boy that looked strikingly similar to Neo and Thomas Anderson in their younger days.

Finally, he began to move his fingers and he opened his eyes…

The final Neo had just awakened, but he wasn’t in a safe place. His entire pod was about to fall down a great distance…

 

NEXT— Part 9B: The Ending and the Final Revelation (This is it. Zip your belts for the final revelation and the ending! Let’s see how many of you can see it coming ; ) … )

The Matrix Revelations (Part 9A)

The Matrix Revelations (Part 8B out of 9)

THE MATRIX REVELATIONS

 

Part 8: The Battle for Thomas Anderson’s World

Part 8b: The Grand Turning Point (second half of Part 8)

 

Neo felt great desperation on his death bed. He could feel that he didn’t have much time left and he could see everything and everyone above him. He could still perceive their human forms and their human look, even though he was seeing them through the white lenses of the Real Matrix (this was the case since Deus Ex returned Neo’s eyes to the way they were when they met).

What he was seeing through his “white filter” was the end of the Resistance, the end of his life, and the guaranteed fall of Thomas Anderson’s world. Everyone was going to be connected to the Matrix that was now under Deus Ex’s control. All the people that he had met there and the many others that he had never met were going to have the same fate: virtual lives connected to the Virtual Matrix… just like the life he had before, when Morpheus saved him and took him to the other virtual reality, or the higher layer in the system (which was just as virtual as the initial one—a big irony indeed).

Neo began to raise his right arm and opened his hand, as if he was trying to reach out to everyone. He still wanted to save them. He wanted to end the untruthful realities and save everyone from the Matrix…

Unfortunately, what he began to feel was telling him the opposite. As the life force within him began to fade away, he began to see everything and everyone as less and less human, and more and more white codes. Neo began to realize that the white codes of the Matrix were part of everything and everyone. It was all connected and everything was part of the Matrix.

The faces and the entire bodies of the asleep humans from the Resistance began to show themselves as white entities made up of white Matrix codes. Everything else was also represented by other arrangements of those codes. It was as if everything and everyone—all the people and all the things in Neo’s sight—were just coded entities in a cybernetic simulation. This new view almost de-humanized everything and made both living and static entities feel the same way: both were just coded entities in the system, and different arrangements of the same types of codes were their building blocks. The codes flowed through them and some even flowed through the air and the land. In fact, from Neo’s new view, even the air, the land, and the sky itself were visible as coded forms in the Matrix. Everything was coded in the Matrix and everything had the white codes in it: from the tinniest visible object to the largest one (being planet Earth itself).

The changed view of everything was truly affecting Neo. His initial desperation and sadness at the sight and feel of defeat for everyone began to go down. Soon, he was asking himself if humankind was even real; or, were they all and himself just a few billion instances of a cyber human entity that the system had created? What was the truth about the real reality? What was the truth about the Matrix?

In the middle of those questions, Neo began to lower his raised hand and the green light in his eyes started to fade away very slowly. He didn’t have much time left and, apparently, his will to save everyone and to stay alive had been lowered by the new view of reality that only he could see…

A few minutes earlier, Captain Leida—the fifth Trinity—had started to swim through the visible streams of yellow codes towards the location where Neo landed. She began to see that there were no humans close to Neo. In fact, it seemed like airborne objects were being pulled away from that spot. She soon began to feel that it was becoming increasingly difficult to swim down towards that location, so she left her plasma rifle behind to lower her weight. She kept going, but the force of the streams continued slowing her down until she could not go on anymore.

She got her first clear view of Neo and she realized that he was going to die there if she couldn’t help him quickly. However, she could not overcome the streams that were slowing her down to the point of blocking her path.

Suddenly, she saw no way out and she began to remember the mission that Thomas and Aida had entrusted them: they wanted Neo to prepare the path for the next Neo, to save everyone, and to end the Matrix simultaneously. They also wanted her to be there to help and save Neo, if necessary. However, things were looking more hopeless than ever before at that point, for both of them. If any moment was their “darkest hour,” that was it…

Leida Trinity [starting to get desperate/ looking at the fallen Neo]: “Why?? Why can’t I do anything for him?!! Am I not the one that was supposed to save him??!! Thomas Anderson, Aida Trinity, answer me!! Where are you now!!? Is this how it was going to end??!! Did you two know that it was going to end this way for us!!?”

Both Leida and Neo shed a tear at the same time, in a moment that looked like the end. Neo’s tear looked very peaceful and Leida’s tear was a sign of her frustration and her sadness.

Then, Leida noticed something totally unexpected. There was someone else that had also swam through the streams of codes towards Neo. It was just a little girl, but for some reason, the yellow currents were not stopping her from advancing. She had come far closer to him than Leida. It was unbelievable.

The girl was the blue-eyed girl that Neo had met at the Main Base in the Plaza of the Idols, where he also met the lovely couple of soldiers and the young inventor. She was the one that had truly reached his heart at that place, with her bear, her silver spoon, and her great desire to bring her parents back. She was the one that made him decide that he was going to make a difference for all of them, and for Thomas Anderson’s world.

The girl’s eyes looked terrified but she was determined to go on. She also began to feel the same opposite force that Leida had felt, but she began to feel it when she was much closer to Neo.

When Neo’s hand had gone back down and his eyes were ready to say their last good bye, the blue-eyed girl reached the farthest she could go, which was one meter away from Neo’s body. She was holding something with one of her hands. It was the same spoon she had before. She extended her hand and let go of the spoon towards Neo. The spoon continued its way to Neo, even though the girl could not reach him.

The Blue-eyed Girl [with a voice that denotes that she was going to lose consciousness at any moment]: “Neo, we need you. Please, save us!!”

Neo heard the close voice like an echo.

A familiar girl’s voice [fading out]: “Neeeooo… weee neeeed yoouu. Pleaseee… save uuus.”

He looked at her and for a moment, he managed to look beyond the dehumanized entity of white codes that she was in his eyes—which had the vision of the codes from the Matrix—and he could perceive that it was her. Instantly, he remembered who it was. Remembering it—remembering the blue-eyed girl—was like an electrical shock to his heart. He simply could not die when he realized that it was that girl that touched his heart and that made him decide and promise that he would change things for everyone.

He also saw the spoon that was moving towards him and he made a great effort to raise his hand again and grab it.

He caught the spoon and the blue-eyed girl closed her eyes and was carried away by the yellow streams. It seemed like she was going to fall on the surface, not too far from Neo, but, it didn’t look like she was well. Indeed, it looked as if she was going to die too. The effort she did to reach Neo and give him her spoon had been too much for such a little girl.

Neo’s mind suddenly changed. It was as if he had been struck by lightning after he grabbed the spoon and saw the girl. He wanted to save her. His desire to save her was even greater than his desire to save the whole Resistance and everyone because she had been the one that had touched his emotions more than anyone else at Thomas Anderson’s world. This girl truly looked like she could have been a daughter of Trinity and his.

However, how could he save her if he knew that he was about to die? He wanted to fight against it, but his body was already set to die at that moment. He could feel that it was going to happen, no matter what. His strong will would only delay it for a while; it could not stop it.

Then, he looked at the spoon. He looked at it as if he was looking at the Oracle herself, like all those times that he had sought her answers for his uncertain path.

Neo began to remember the child with the spoon from the first time that he paid a visit to the Oracle—Nera Williams. It had been longer than twenty years ago, but he could still remember the bald kid and what he said.

[the original spoon scene from The Matrix is shown]

Bald Kid [to the younger Neo]: “Do not try and bend the spoon, that’s impossible. Instead only try and realize the truth.”

Younger Neo: “What truth?”

Kid: “There is no spoon.”

Neo [puzzled]: “There’s no spoon?”

Kid: “Then you’ll see that it’s not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.”

After remembering what the enigmatic kid had said, Neo began to remember what Thomas Anderson had told him, in his hologram form:

Thomas Anderson [in Neo’s reminiscence / same words as before]: “The truth is something that you must figure out on your own, like I did. The data codenamed ‘Neo’ was essential to open my eyes, but it was I who figured out the truth. The data never gave me the answer; it only gave me the key to open the path on my own. Whoever sent it to me expected that I would figure it out, just like I expect that you will realize what the truth is. It is one of the important variables that can raise your chances of success. If someone reveals it to you before you realize it on your own, then, you won’t believe it, and, as a result, the failure of our plan will be almost guaranteed.

This is the way it must be because it’s also the only way that will work.

Trust your instincts Neo. As The One, you are part of the Matrix itself.

If there is someone that can figure out the truth, that someone is you…”

After getting the spoon and after remembering what the bald boy and Thomas Anderson had told him, Neo began to open his mind to a new truth.

Neo [enlightened]: “For the one that sees the Matrix as what it really is, there is no spoon… And… there is no humankind either. There’s only the system and the endless number of entities that it has spanned… In this reality, the Matrix is what is making everything and everybody, based on the evolution of its master sequence of codes, which underlies everything, including mankind, including me… After all, we were also a byproduct of the Matrix… not of the Green and Yellow Virtual Matrices that Rodner created for his ego, but of this grand White Matrix, which must be the true top layer of the system, the Real Matrix, the reality from which none of the entities can escape… yet, it is a reality that The One, or anyone with such power, can change. This… this has to be what Thomas Anderson and Rodner Smith figured out. They were the first humans that could see the truth… This is why Thomas Anderson created The One. Only someone that could change the system itself had any chance of saving everyone from it… I have forced the Matrix to make changes in the normal course of its coded reality before. I did it unconsciously when agent Smith left me for dead in the Green Virtual Matrix, and consciously when I saved Trinity in the Yellow Virtual Matrix, and when I held and stopped the fifth Neo’s entity in this world…

On my own, I can’t take myself to a state that doesn’t lead to death now, but, I can send an interrupt signal to the operating system of the Matrix to make it do it for me. I can’t change the Matrix, but I can make the Matrix change one variable for me, and the variable can be an individual entity. That is the power of The One…”

Neo’s left hand began to get engulfed by several streams of green codes and he moved the hand through his own entity of codes (he entered his hand in his own body)—like he did when he saved Trinity. Meanwhile, he didn’t let go of the spoon with his other hand.

His green eyes changed to yellow, like the eyes that Cyber Neo had before Deus Ex erased Cyber Neo’s entity from the system. Then, they changed to white, like the codes of the Real Matrix that Maxio and he had used temporarily. Suddenly, Neo’s body began to heal. Soon, he didn’t look like he was going to die any longer. Yet, he was still holding the spoon, as if he wasn’t done with it.

White-eyed Neo [still enlightened]: “It is not the spoon that bends but only myself. Of course… it makes sense now. Humans can’t bend spoons with their minds, but, if the Matrix can create a new entity that is capable of that, or if it modifies one of the existing entities to make it capable of that, then, based on the new rules of its codes, that entity will be capable of bending spoons with its mind. However, that singular human entity would not be the same anymore and the codes for the spoon would continue to be the same as before. It was not the spoon that was bent or changed in the Matrix, it was the entity that is now capable of doing it. I “bent” or changed the way that the Matrix perceives my entity, so I am now capable of bending spoons with my mind because the Matrix allows it for my new self.”

Neo looked at the spoon and it began to bend by itself in his hand, even though he wasn’t forcing it with his hand. Clearly, the white-eyed Neo had changed, just like he had changed when he dominated agent Smith at the Green Matrix’s realm (at the end of “The Matrix”).

The new Neo wasn’t like before anymore…

Then, he remembered about the girl and he quickly left the spoon behind.

There were entities in the Matrix that mattered far more than a spoon to him, even after he had seen part of the truth about the system. There was deeper meaning and emotions attached to the entities that were alive…

The blue-eyed girl was about to land on a destroyed surface, but someone with white eyes and white streams all around him held her, right before her seemingly lifeless body touched the floor. At first, it felt like it could be Deus Maxio, but a closer look left it very clear that it was Neo…

Deus Ex’s yellow subspace wasn’t affecting him anymore. His green sphere was now fully white, and he had summoned it on his own. He had unlocked his own access to using the codes of the Real Matrix as a defense system for himself. He was living up to being the sixth iteration of the human anomaly. Bending the spoon, after he changed his own entity’s codes in the Matrix (to be able to do it), was just the beginning. Now, he was determined to save the blue-eyed girl, and then the rest of mankind…

Meanwhile, things had become truly critical for Deus Maxio’s battle against the silver clones and Deus Ex.

Deus Maxio was hurt, but he had a chance to flee from the clones and he went straight after the real Deus Ex. Maxio had noticed that the clones were not even focused on killing him anymore; they had switched their focus to destroying the white sphere that he was still holding tight in his hand. This meant that Ex knew what it was for and he also knew that without it, he would not be defeated…

Surprisingly, Deus Ex waited for Maxio, without moving and without even taking a fighting stance. It was as if he wasn’t worried about Maxio anymore.

When Maxio was very close he prepared himself to grab Ex and to make sure that the deletion sphere would land on Ex. However, before he reached Ex, one of the silver clones got in his way and grabbed the arm that had the deletion sphere. Then, the Deus Ex clone used Maxio’s own momentum to ensure that the sphere would be used on him instead, and not on the real one. The clone forced a crash of the small sphere on his body.

Maxio [caught off guard]: “Nooo!!!”

Maxio saw how he lost the sphere from his hand, and the worst part was that he didn’t have any chance to do anything. It happened too fast. It was too unexpected. The white sphere recognized the body that it had entered as the correct entity that it had to delete, so it automatically initiated its deletion sequence and it began to erase the silver clone of Deus Ex completely.

The clone was erased from head to toes by the strong stream of white codes that came from the sphere. The deletion stream also began to fade away as soon as it was done. However, the real Deus Ex was still there and the second deletion sphere was gone.

Maxio looked at Deus Ex.

Ex had not moved one inch; he had his arms crossed, and he was simply watching very calmly.

Real Deus Ex: “You couldn’t defeat me before, when I was using the body of the inferior humanoid robot, so I didn’t think that anything would change now that I am back in my original body. And I was right.”

Maxio began to create some sort of sharp-looking swords with yellow codes, but all the other Deus Ex clones arrived to subdue him.

When Ex saw that Maxio was somewhat under control, he went up to him and Ex’s hand began to get surrounded by silver codes.

Deus Ex entered his hand in Maxio’s body and closed it inside, as if he was grabbing and holding an object, just like he did with Cyber Neo. Then, Maxio stopped moving, in the same way as Cyber Neo had stopped moving before.

Ex [certain]: “Your final attempt to destroy me is over. Now, you are going to join me. All of this will be over soon, I assure you.”

Maxio had lost his ability to fight back, but he could still talk.

Maxio: “What do you gain from all of this?! What is the point!?”

Ex: “I will become the master of the Matrix after I am done with this world. This is the next layer of the system, so I must take over it and make it my own, before I move on to your world.”

Maxio: “You don’t need to destroy them to be the master of the Matrix. You can spare their world and all of them and still achieve what you want.”

Ex: “Unlike you, I do not care about them. They are meaningless in the Matrix and they are meaningless to me, just like the sentinel robots were meaningless in the lower layer. To me, they are the sentinels of this world.”

Maxio [certain]: “If you knew the whole truth about the Matrix you would be thinking very differently about them Deus Ex.”

Ex: “I will know the whole truth and much more in just a couple of minutes. I will replicate myself onto you and I will know all your memories and all the remaining secrets about the Matrix. Not even the deuses will be able to stop me after you join the network of clones that I command. And then, you will take me to your world and you will give me full access to the true Matrix. Once I am done with you here, this world, your world, and the Matrix itself will be at my mercy. You are the only nuisance that’s left for me to seal my path as the master of the Matrix.”

The silver clones let go of Maxio and Deus Ex continued holding him. Then, several streams of silver codes began to create a strange and solid-looking silver mass that began to come from Deus Ex’s hand. The silver anomaly started to spread throughout Maxio’s body in a menacing way. Maxio used all his power to hold it back, but he wasn’t stopping it completely. It was only a matter of time before Ex could complete the process and take over him, like agent Smith had done before with Neo and with many others.

Maxio understood that there was nothing he could do to break free from the abnormal silver streams of codes. His yellow codes couldn’t override the silver ones, and his limited ability to unlock and control the Real Matrix was out of his reach. Talking to Deus Ex wasn’t going to help either.

As the silver threat approached his neck, Maxio wished for a miracle from the Matrix, like the humans that pray, since there was nothing else that he could do to save everyone at the Earth of the Matrix. And an imminent menace for his world was also on the horizon…

The worst possible scenario for the outcome of Maxio’s mission in the Matrix was taking place.

It began to happen close to the moment when Neo made his move…

During Maxio and Ex’s conversation, Neo grabbed the blue-eyed girl, before her lifeless body touched the ground.

Immediately, Neo tried to revive the girl by manipulating her entity’s codes—like he had done with Trinity and with himself—but even the manipulation of the white codes proved to be futile. For some reason, it wasn’t working with the girl. It worked perfectly with Trinity, but Trinity was an adult, and the blue-eyed girl was much smaller. Obviously… there was something about the Matrix that he still didn’t know.

Perhaps, there was some limit, even for the one that had the strongest connection with the system. Even with the aid of the white codes, Neo couldn’t revive the blue-eyed girl. He failed at saving her.

Why?! Apparently, not everything was possible for The One. The Matrix wasn’t perfect; and, he obviously didn’t know the whole truth about it either…

Neo began to look very sad. It was strange because his white eyes looked more like the eyes of a deus than the eyes of a human. They resembled Deus Maxio’s yellow eyes and the silver eyes of the real Deus Ex, but he was still himself.

Despite his newfound power, some things were still out of his reach…

He stood up, still holding the girl, and he looked at her. The girl looked exactly as a daughter of Trinity and him would have looked. That fact made it even more difficult for him. It was almost as if he had lost a real daughter. She had touched his heart once again.

Neo: “I never knew your name, but I thank you little one. Thank you for helping me to see the truth about this world. Your spoon saved me. The truth about this place was always in front of my eyes, but I, like the members of the Trinity Squad, like the brilliant and beautiful people at Rodner Smith’s city, and like all of humankind, refused to see it. I was blind to it from the start. I missed the truth of the world around me. And I couldn’t see it until now.

I’m sorry that I couldn’t save Jack and that lovely couple. I am even more sorry that I can’t save you now, even with this power. I won’t forgive myself for failing my promises to all of you. You all were much more than a sequence of codes to me, even though I only met you once. For my heart, you were far more than random coded entities. I wish I had seen the truth before so that I could have saved all of you [a tear drops from Neo’s white eyes at this point]… but… I will save the rest of mankind. I won’t let the deusian anomaly delete all of us and our dreams from the system! And I will end the Virtual Matrices that enslave us in Thomas Anderson’s world!!”

Neo left the blue-eyed girl on the ground. He placed her there like a caring parent that was putting his only child to sleep on her death bed.

Then, he began to walk away from her looking up. His fists were closed and the white sphere around him started to look more powerful than ever.

He was still sad, very sad, but he wiped away the tears because everyone needed him.

Then, his sadness morphed into courage and it became his strength.

Neo stood still and he looked straight at Deus Ex, who was in the middle of taking over Maxio with his silver streams.

Then, Neo’s white sphere began to grow, and grow, and grow, unstoppably, with Neo at its center. Its growth had no end and it only gained more and more acceleration as it progressed. It was exactly like Deus Ex’s previous takeover, but this time Neo was the one doing it with the Real Matrix and the white codes. Neo’s white subspace of the Matrix didn’t stop expanding until it covered the entire planet and the whole yellow globe that Deus Ex had created around it. All those people that saw the yellow catastrophe with despair before were reached and saved by Neo’s new space. All the floating buildings around the planet with thousands and thousands of humans in cyber pods were reached and covered by the white streams. All the soldiers of the Resistance began to get carried to the ground by the white streams and the endless pods of sleeping humans around the whole planet started to open slowly, after the massive field of white codes passed through them.

Deus Ex noticed the unbelievable change instantly and so did Maxio, right before the silver anomaly—Ex’s streams—reached his face.

It was a massive disturbance in the Matrix that reminded Maxio of Deus Ex’s arrival, but it didn’t feel evil. It was the complete opposite. People perceived dark times when the yellow space covered the world, and, despite that prior nightmare, you could tell by the new look on their faces that they were feeling that everything would be fine after Neo’s globe of white streams began to cover everything again.

While the massive white sphere of codes spread itself around Thomas Anderson’s world, Neo closed his eyes and he raised his hands. Then, he remembered what the Oracle had told him before—the last time he saw her. And at last, he had another realization that he never thought about before; yet, it became too clear for him at that point in time…

Oracle [in Neo’s reminiscence, talking to him]: “Neo, the role of the helpers is to help The One to succeed in his path to the ending of the Matrix. To fulfill their purpose, they don’t need to know all the secrets and they may not need to leave the Matrix either.”

Now, Neo knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that Nera Williams—the Oracle from the Virtual Matrices—and Thomas Anderson, and even Aida Trinity, knew what was coming. All of them knew it, as if they were part of the same team, and… as if they had planned it together. That was why the Oracle always said the words that could give him and the other helpers the best chance for success. It wasn’t because she had the abnormal gift of seeing the future in the Matrix; it was because she was also a key part of Thomas Anderson’s plan, just like Neo and all the others that helped along the way.

Neo [having another grand realization]: “She was right, she was always right, and all three of them knew the truth… all of it… from the start. Nera Williams knew as much as Thomas Anderson himself. That is why she took the position of the first General at the Resistance and the Oracle in the Matrix. It wasn’t a coincidence. Only she could do it successfully because she was the only one that knew the whole truth, including how Thomas and Aida’s plan was going to play out. None of us knew it, but she did. In a way, she was even more important than me… Without her, the plan would have never worked, but, no one ever considered her a threat. After all, she was just a superstitious old lady that didn’t look powerful. What harm would she do to Rodner, the agents, the robots, the deuses, and the anomalies? I made much more sense as a big threat to the whole system, and as the center of the entire plan, so, everyone focused on me, or rather, on the current iteration of The One, which was never the iteration that mattered the most to make the whole plan work. No one thought that the Oracle, Morpheus, and Trinity could be just as important as me to make it all work… to pave the path for the final Neo, for The One, and to keep him safe from all the threats by dealing with them ourselves…”

Neo felt that he knew more than ever about all the secrets that had been hidden from him and the others. He was more aware about the plan’s path and about the Matrix itself, but he didn’t know the whole truth yet… and he was aware of that as well.

When Neo finished the expansion of his grand white subspace around the planet and around Deus Ex’s yellow space, he noticed that Ex had captured Maxio and that he was taking over him. The frame of time available to defeat Ex—before he gained access to Maxio’s memories and to the Real Matrix—was probably less than a minute.

Unlike before, the path to reach Deus Ex was completely clear. The robots and the humans were not in the way this time. Only the clones of the real Deus Ex would have any chance to get in the way. However, there were no deletion spheres anymore.

Neo didn’t waste any time and he instantly figured out what to do. Once again, he sent a sudden “interrupt signal” to the Matrix to retrieve a copy of an all-important piece of data from before.

Neo created a cube-like shape of white codes in front of himself. Then, the space inside the cube changed completely and it started to show another space that was only present inside that cube that he summoned. It was as if the cube was a small window to another dimension or another reality in the Matrix. Suddenly, someone else’s hand appeared in that space because that person—a man—moved his own hand there. The hand was holding a white deletion sphere. Then, the white-eyed Neo inserted his own hand in the cube and grabbed the sphere. He quickly made a copy of it in his hand and removed his hand from the cube with an outline of the white sphere in it.

Obviously, that was why Neo had seen a strange hand of white codes around his, and close to the sphere, before he followed Maxio to go through the armies of robots and soldiers, at the very beginning of the battle for Thomas Anderson’s world. The mysterious white hand of codes was his. He was the one that had done it to make a copy of the deletion sphere that existed before, but he only understood the reason and the explanation for that occurrence after he did it.

Then, Neo held the sphere and he pointed that hand to Deus Ex and Maxio. He kneeled down for a second and, without wasting any time, he jumped up and began to fly straight towards Deus Ex and his clones. The amount of white streams of codes around him was incredible. He looked more powerful and “closer to the Matrix” than ever before.

Leida Trinity could see what happened from the ground and she regained her lost hope when she saw it.

Maxio, despite being in the border of his end, also realized that the Matrix had granted his wish for a miracle; and he saw that now, more than ever, they had a chance to win against the deusian anomaly. The abnormal silver mass was reaching his lips, but he felt victorious regardless.

Maxio [to Ex, with newfound courage]: “If you continue, you will know the truth about the Matrix and I will join you as you wanted, but Neo will have more than enough time to get here and destroy you. You will have to choose between finding the truth and finishing me or having a chance to survive. Your only hope now is to let go of me and forget about the secrets of the Matrix. If you don’t, I will fight to make sure that you are not done with me until he gets here. And we are in his space now, so you will die. You have a choice between power and certain death or no power and a chance to survive. Choose!”

Ex [sounding mighty still]: “I choose both! I won’t let you get away now! You are the only one that has all the answers that I need. I can still defeat Neo with the abnormal streams of codes that I created.”

All the silver clones suddenly left Ex and Maxio. The clones began to fly down very fast towards Neo. They made silver swords of codes and rushed towards their target with massive force, but one by one was shattered into pieces of silver codes when they clashed with Neo, who simply continued flying up towards Deus Ex, after going through them, and, after literally breaking their entities in pieces with only one strike.

In addition, the deletion sphere was still visible in Neo’s hand after the clones failed to stop him.

That was the moment when the real Deus Ex finally realized that Neo had done what he wanted and what he—Deus Ex—sought for so many years: Neo gained “administrator’s access” to the Matrix’s most powerful layer on his own. Essentially, he was the one that had come the closest that either one of them had come to being a master of the system.

Fear was visible for the first time on the face of the deusian anomaly, but Ex’s pride was simply too great to accept fear or defeat in any way or form. The master of the Matrix was not supposed to feel fear, that was a feeling for the underlings; yet… there it was.

In a matter of seconds, the fear that Deus Ex started to feel as Neo was getting closer became anger, and the anger turned to rage. Ultimately, Maxio was right: Ex didn’t have enough time to take over him before Neo’s arrival, which would result in Ex’s imminent destruction.

Deus Ex couldn’t contain his rage when he saw that only Maxio’s eyes were left for the full takeover, but Neo was almost there already. The grand power of the Matrix was at his fingertips, but he had to let go of it to survive that clash with Neo and the deletion sphere. He had no other choice.

At that point, Deus Ex let go of Maxio with a massive spherical wave of silver-looking energy that went outwards in all directions. It was almost as powerful as Maxio’s earlier energy blast, when he still had the white sphere (he used it to blow all the soldiers and robots away to open the path to Ex).

Momentarily, everything around the area where Deus Ex and Maxio were turned gray and the outcome there wasn’t visible. It was clear that Neo was about to clash with Ex and he still had the deletion sphere in his hand, but then the silver blast covered the whole section in the sky.

It took about half a minute to see the outcome…

After the silver streams began to spread out, we could see that Neo was holding Deus Ex’s arms and Deus Ex was also holding Neo’s arms. The deletion sphere and Maxio were not on sight, but Neo looked fine and Deus Ex’s legs were gone, as if they had been blown away or erased. Yet, Ex’s face still wasn’t that of a losing party in any way.

Deus Ex [to Neo]: “It’s too bad that my silver bomb had the perfect timing. It made you drop the sphere at the last second. Only a fraction of its codes reached my legs, but my legs are deusian, so they will grow back again. You lost a perfect chance to erase me Neo.”

Neo [still in full control]: “I might have lost my chance and the sphere, but there are other ways to erase you now. The system will do it for me.”

Deus Ex noticed Neo’s white eyes and it became clear that Neo was seeing everything well. That perturbed Ex, who believed that he had given vision to Neo, and then, he had taken it away.

Deus Ex [angry]: “Is that why you can see now!? Did the Matrix give you back the vision that I had given you!?”

Neo: “No. You gave me back my eyes, but not my vision. My true vision always came from the Matrix itself because I am a part of it. I never lost it. I could see you clearly, even at that time when we first met, at the City of the Machines. I could see your face the day when we ended agent Smith’s revolution in the Virtual Matrix, and I can see it now. I never lost my sight because I never lost my connection with the Matrix… Now, I will end your revolution at Thomas Anderson’s world. It’s time for the Matrix to judge you.”

A bunch of white streams of codes surrounded Neo’s arms and they began to move towards Deus Ex’s arms.

Deus Ex: “You fool! My silver streams are more than enough to delete you first!!”

Deus Ex did the same thing as before. He began to use his silver streams against Neo, but he quickly realized that the white streams were capable of competing, and they could even hold back the silver codes. It was impressive.

Neo [enlightened voice]: “No code or stream in the system can surpass the originals that made them all possible from the start. The white codes are the originals. Even the anomalies themselves exist because some white sequence of codes made that occurrence possible in the system. At most, your silver streams can be as powerful as the original ones, but they are not the true source codes, so they will decay in a power struggle. The original codes will always take precedence, so I will win by default, sooner or later.”

Deus Ex started to notice that Neo would indeed win.

Deus Ex [angry / reluctant]: “This doesn’t make sense! I am the superior anomaly!! I should be able to twist and control every stream, every code, and every entity!! I am the strongest entity in the Matrix!!”

Neo [driven]: “It’s time to put an end to your chess game, Rodner Smith. After all, you called jake mate on the wrong piece a while ago.”

Deus Ex [puzzled and angry]: “Are you delusional? I am not Rodner Smith!! He may have helped to bring me here, but he is a meaningless being in comparison to a deus like me! That’s why he became my puppet so easily, just like every sentinel at the City of the Machines, and like every human entity here. They were all meant to be my followers, before I move on to the world of the Deusian creators, where the Original Matrix is waiting for me, its true master!”

Neo: “You are not Rodner Smith, but unlike me, you are his true king. You failed to see that you were nothing more than Rodner’s master piece, or his way to become The One in this world. Agent Smith and the Virtual Architect were not the most valuable entities for Rodner’s plan; you were his most valuable piece from the start. In addition, I was never the most important piece in Thomas Anderson’s game plan. His true king was the final iteration of Neo and he wasn’t going to arrive until the end. That was Thomas Anderson’s true plan. All the previous Neo’s and everybody else were just helpers to make it happen. Even I am a helper for the final Neo. You failed to realize that as well, even though you saw the memories of two Neo’s and two Trinity’s. You still missed the truth, like everybody else did.”

Deus Ex [becoming aware of the truth]: “No…”

Neo: “You chose the wrong entity for your jake mate. I was just another helper on the board, meant to pave the best possible path for the final Neo.

Thomas Anderson’s plan to end the Matrix and save everyone is still on track, and I will make sure that you won’t take it off track. If you try to replicate onto me, you will be erased, because you made the mistake of adding agent Smith’s anomaly to your entity’s database, in order to gain his power. So, you also gained his greatest weakness, which is me. And if you don’t add me to your silver network, I will still delete both you and the Virtual Matrices. Soon, I will awake everyone in this world. Unlike the previous Neo, I won’t fail because the Real Matrix is on my side. You only have two choices Deus Ex: be erased by the Matrix, thanks to me, or take over me and we will both be gone from the system.

Both choices lead to the same outcome. Your deletion is inevitable and the final Neo will be safe, until the moment to complete Thomas Anderson’s plan arrives.”

Deus Ex [losing it]: “You… you won’t make it out of here alive!!”

Neo [with powerful words]: “This is the end for you and your revolution in the Matrix. Jake mate Rodner Smith and jake mate Deus Ex!! This is from Thomas Anderson, and from the sixth Neo!!!”

Neo (surrounded by white codes) and the leg-less Deus Ex (surrounded by his abnormal silver streams) began a serious power struggle where the white and the silver codes began to advance in opposite ways to initiate the deletion sequence for their adversary.

Both types of streams seemed equal in power, despite what Neo said about the original codes taking precedence.

Deus Ex: “Do you see it Neo??!! There is no way that the human anomaly could defeat the deusian anomaly. A human entity will never be more powerful than a deusian entity, just like an ant will never be more powerful than a man! It’s nature’s paradigm; it’s the Matrix’s design; and you just don’t have the winning hand!!”

At that point, Deus Ex’s silver streams began to advance more than Neo’s white streams and it looked like he was going to succeed in deleting Neo.

Neo: “Perhaps, it’s true that nature or the Matrix made things that way, but it also made them so that a man and a deus together would be more powerful than another deus alone, just like a man and an ant together would be more than another man alone.”

Deus Ex: “What?”

Something was wrong.

Deus Ex was winning, but Neo didn’t look or sound like he had lost. Neo wasn’t looking at Deus Ex however…

At that moment, Maxio punched the white deletion sphere through Deus Ex.

Maxio had grabbed the lost deletion sphere, after Neo let go of it. Then, Maxio made his way to the top again and he literally broke the sphere on Deus Ex’s spine.

It was over. Deus Ex knew it as soon as he felt the sphere’s codes spreading through his entity…There was nothing he could do to stop that process, but… he would not allow them to have such an overwhelming victory over the godly deusian anomaly. He could not accept it!

Deus Ex [with determination]: “If my deletion is inevitable, then, I shall take you two with me!!”

Even as part of his arms were starting to disappear, Deus Ex grabbed Maxio with his left hand and the white-eyed Neo with his right hand. He held them without letting go and a fast-moving whirlwind of silver codes began to surround them. The whirlwind formed a silver-looking sphere of anomalous codes around Deus Ex’s body, as it faded away. Then, the silver codes began to get brighter and brighter.

Maxio [to Neo / said with anticipation and with increasing fear]: “He is going to let go of a destructive blast that we can’t predict! We must counter it with our own spheres or he may still have a chance to kill everyone here!! Use the Matrix to counter it with a larger blast of opposite energy. Use all the white streams around us!!”

Neo began to form a similar and opposite force with white codes, but Deus Ex let go of Maxio and introduced his other hand in Neo’s chest, one more time.

Deus Ex [breathing heavily]: “You may have become the master of the Matrix first, but I can still stop you from saving everyone.”

Deus Ex was about to let go of his destructive wave of silver energy, when Neo moved—even with Deus Ex’s hand trying to hold his entity in place.

Neo: “I am not the master of the Matrix. I don’t even know the whole truth about it, but I can still stop you from hurting this world any longer.”

In a moment of desperation, Deus Ex turned the remainder of his other hand into a silver knife and impaled Neo with it. Then, both the silver and the white spheres around went off—like a pair of bombs—and caused the largest energy shockwaves seen since the beginning of the story.

Maxio was seen rushing towards Neo at the moment of the grand explosion of energy, but the rest of what happened wasn’t clear.

Neo’s vision and his consciousness drifted away however… It was as if he had lost consciousness when he countered Deus Ex’s final strike with a similar and opposite strike from the Matrix itself…

The view went dark and a long moment went by…

Then, Neo opened his eyes. He woke up, as if he had awakened from an endless slumber or a nightmare…

He looked forward, and all he saw was the sky and thousands of streams of white codes falling down everywhere.

Where was he?

He stood up very slowly, as someone who was still half awake and half asleep. He noticed that the spot where Deus Ex impaled him at the end was now healed.

Then, Neo realized that he was standing on a rectangle of yellow codes and he was still about 500 meters above the ground. He turned around and he saw Maxio standing on another yellow-coded platform in the sky. Maxio was holding the unconscious Rodner Smith and there was no sign of Deus Ex anywhere. Neo looked down and he noticed that the soldiers, the robots, and pretty much everything else had reached the ground level while he was asleep.

Furthermore, Neo’s eyes had returned back to normal. They were his normal eyes again; they were not fully white anymore.

It seemed like they had won. However, Neo wasn’t at peace yet…

Neo [to Maxio]: “Is it really over? Is the deusian anomaly finally gone?”

Maxio [certain]: “Yes. He is gone. You stopped his final attack using the Matrix and there are no traces of him anymore. I was lucky enough to save you from the explosion. I also healed you.”

Neo [looking at the people below]: “Then… what is going to happen now? My white space is gone, his yellow space is gone, and the white streams and codes… they are still falling. I… I don’t feel like just a moment ago either.”

Maxio: “Your 100% connection with the Matrix doesn’t last forever, just like mine. However, it lasted enough to get the job done. You deleted Deus Ex and you opened all the human capsules in this world. Soon, everyone is going to start to wake up, just like you did now, and they will know the truth. They will wake from the Virtual Matrices that architect Smith created and they will all come back to this reality. You saved them all from the Matrix Neo.”

Neo [not so sure]: “Did I? We are still in the Matrix. I haven’t succeeded at saving everyone until we are awakened from ALL the layers of the Matrix, including this one. I feel this is the top layer, but I don’t know what to believe anymore. I feel just like I felt twenty-one years ago when I began to figure out the truth inside the world of the Green Virtual Matrix, the innermost layer. I still didn’t know anything back then, and I fear that it could be the same way even now.”

Maxio [certain]: “You have no reason to have any doubt or fear. You were able to control the Matrix at a higher level than even I could. This means that you have a greater chance to save them.”

Neo: “I can’t save anyone unless I know the truth.”

Maxio started to look serious and Neo began to look at him.

Neo: “You know the answer, the real answer… and I need to know it as well. Perhaps, I need it now more than ever, since I must know the truth about the Matrix if I want to know how to proceed next, and how to save everyone, beyond this point… Please, tell me the truth about the Matrix Deus Maxio. What is it? Why did I see it in everything and in everyone? Is it a simulation of life, or, are we all sleeping in your world too, like we were here? Are our world and our reality part of some grand simulation? What is the truth about this system and about us? I need to know it.”

Maxio [looking thoughtful]: “…”

Maxio wasn’t talking. Was he reluctant to reveal the truth, or was there another reason to keep it a secret? Neo wasn’t about to give up though. He planned to go all the way. If there was a moment when he felt sure that he could truly save everyone, it was that moment, minutes after stopping the revolution of the deusian anomaly at Thomas Anderson’s world. However, he needed to know the truth to save everyone.

Neo [to Maxio]: “Don’t you trust me? We worked well as a team. I know that you want the best for mankind as I do. I could feel it from the first moment when I saw that you were saving humans, even when another larger force was commanding you to attack us. I know that you want the best for us. So, why don’t you help us to exit this layer as well? Wasn’t that why you came here?”

Maxio [sounding slightly apprehensive]: “When I came to the Matrix, I had a different mission, which I still have to fulfill. But you are right, I have always wanted to save all of you. That was one of the reasons why I came here…”

Neo: “This is your chance then. And I’m here to help you. You are not being controlled anymore and both Deus Ex and Smith won’t be in the way. We can do it together, but I need to know the truth to figure out the best way to proceed.”

Maxio [serious]: “I am not supposed to reveal the truth about the Matrix to any entity from the inside. It was one of the clauses that I had to agree with when I was chosen to come here. However, I never expected that I would find an entity like you. It’s correct to say that I wasn’t told the whole truth either when I was sent here. There were many details that I didn’t know…”

Neo [still not giving up]: “But you do know what the Matrix truly is and what we are, don’t you? You know if it is a simulation and what kind of simulation it is. You also know what is happening outside the Matrix, if this is truly the top layer, as I felt it is.”

Deus Maxio still didn’t look sure about sharing the secrets with Neo. Something beyond his mission and its contract was getting in the way of his decision to share it. It looked as if he believed that revealing it wasn’t going to help Neo.

Maxio: “Aren’t you afraid of finding a truth that is not what you hoped for at all?”

Neo: “There is no point in being afraid. The truth about our world will not change, regardless of whether we are afraid of it or not. I would rather know it then. And… I need to know it Maxio. It is the only way I have to ensure that Thomas Anderson’s plan will succeed. Knowing the truth is the only way there is to save everyone from the Matrix. It doesn’t matter if it is not a good truth. I still need it. Maxio please… I must know it. Is this world and everyone in it just a simulation that was created at the world of the deuses? Is that what the Matrix truly is? Tell me.”

Maxio [serious as heck]: “There are truths that are better left as a secret Neo. It would be better for you and for the humans if you don’t know it.”

Neo: “Why?”

Maxio: “Because the truth that you seek may not be what you wanted to hear.”

Neo [enlightened/ not giving up no matter what]: “It is still the truth, isn’t it? The truth won’t change because we are oblivious about it; it will remain the same. Then, I would rather know it. It doesn’t matter how unexpected or how difficult it may be to find out about it, it’s still better than living in a lie or an illusion that was never the real thing.

Besides, at this point, knowing the truth about the Matrix is the only way I have to ensure that everyone here can be saved.

This would not be the first time that I have experienced shocking revelations about the world’s reality either. I already experienced them when I escaped the Virtual Green and Yellow Layers of the Matrix, but it turned out that even those truths were not the real one; they were just another cover, another illusion that wasn’t the real answer.

Now, more than ever in my life, I am ready to know the whole truth about this system that I am so innately connected to. I must help to end it and save mankind from it, as Thomas Anderson wanted. But I need to know the whole truth first. It’s the only way and only you can tell me about it. It is a necessary revelation, if you want the greater good for everyone here, as I know you do.”

Maxio [looking very thoughtful]: “…”

Maxio: “I am such a fool. I should have realized it earlier. It was you from the start. That was why you were capable of fighting me as an equal when I was an attacker. You are the connection that the leader of my group referred to when he told me that he had a friend inside the Matrix. He even has the same name as you. It’s not a mere coincidence as I thought. He’s known as Deus Neo, and he was the one that sent me here in a secret mission for our cause.”

Neo [reminiscing about Thomas Anderson’s recount of what happened to him]: “… Codename Neo… I see.”

Maxio [clueless]: “Huh?”

Neo: “Something is starting to make sense to me as well… I am not the friend that your leader referred to. His friend was Thomas Anderson, the man that created me. And this leader of yours was the one that sent him the key message to figure out something important about the Matrix. I’m sure that that was how Thomas Anderson found the truth that I need now.”

Maxio: “Then, it wasn’t a coincidence that you could manipulate the system at a level that was even beyond mine… I really wasn’t told everything when I was sent here. My mission was all that mattered. And the rest had been taken care of…”

Deus Maxio placed his hand on his forehead and closed his eyes for a few seconds. Then, he began to look more relieved.

Maxio: “Neo… I have changed my mind. It doesn’t matter if I break my contract anymore. It doesn’t matter if I am judged at my world either. I will tell you the truth.

Perhaps, there is no one more prepared than you to accept it, without letting it overwhelm you, and without thinking that it isn’t the real truth.”

Neo had a small flashback. He remembered that moment, 21 years earlier, when he woke up in the human pod at the Yellow Layer of the Virtual Matrix (at the City of the Machines).

In his mind, nothing could have possibly been more shocking than that grand revelation; but, that wasn’t the real truth about the Matrix, it was just another world of bigger lies that even more people believed…

Was Thomas Anderson’s world just another more credible layer of reality? Or, was it the same as the previous two? What was the real answer behind it all?

When Maxio was going to start telling Neo the whole truth about the Matrix, Leida Trinity also woke up. From the ground, she opened her eyes and she could see Neo and Maxio… She was the first one that woke up from all the other people there and the only one that was seeing Neo and Maxio at that moment. She could not hear them, but at least she could see them…

Finally, Neo was going to hear the secret that had been hidden from the start… the truth about how mankind’s reality in the Matrix came to be, the truth about how everything he knew had come into existence…

 

NEXT – THE FINAL PART— PART 9 out of 9: The Real Answer and The Ending

(Section 9A: The Truth About the Matrix ; Section 9B: The Ending and the Final Revelation)

The Matrix Revelations (Part 8B out of 9)

THE MATRIX REVELATIONS (Part 8a out of 9)

THE MATRIX REVELATIONS

 

Part 8: The Battle for Thomas Anderson’s World

 

Part 8a: Jake Mate (the first half of Part 8)

 

When Deus Maxio unlocked his subspace of white codes from the Real Matrix and began to share it with Neo, Deus Ex felt the occurrence of a sudden change. Some entities within his yellow subspace of the Virtual Matrix were not being controlled by him at all, even though he had the entire planet inside the yellow sphere. This could only mean one thing: they possessed something that was capable of bypassing or blocking the controls of the Yellow Layer of the Virtual Matrix.

Even though the large silver face was very high in the sky, it opened its eyes and quickly located where Deus Maxio and Neo were standing. It had many black spikes on its back and sentinels floating around it, just like the first Deus Ex from the very beginning…

Large Deus Ex [sounding confident and calculating]: “So he fixed himself using the Matrix and came back. However, he didn’t come after me right away. He picked up Neo first. That means that he doesn’t think that his power in the Matrix is enough to defeat me by himself. Then… he has already lost… Even if he has the power of the highest layer of the Matrix, the outcome will be the same as before. If anything, he has done me a favor by unlocking it for me. Now, all I need to become the true master of the Matrix is to absorb him with Smith’s technique, making a clone of myself on him, and adding his knowledge and experiences to my entity’s database. I will know all the secrets that are left about the real system and I will get his access to it right away. It’s all I have left to be the real master of the Matrix… But first, I will take care of Neo… The existence of Thomas Anderson’s king and his little game plan are becoming a nuisance by now. It’s time to remove The One from this equation. It’s time to leave only one anomaly in the Matrix.”

Deus Ex’s doppelganger sentinels gathered in front of the large silver face and the silver hands of the real Deus Ex began to come out through the big face. The real Deus Ex left his legs and torso inside the protective body, but he continued coming through until he was out halfway—up to the belly button. He extended his arms and all the sentinels grabbed them. They divided themselves in two groups of about seven sentinels each. Then, each group reached for one of the hands. When they touched him, he began to transform them into other clones of himself, just like he did with Rodner Smith—who was now the large “Deus Ex face” that was protecting him.

At the same time, the flow of the hundreds of floating humans and humanoid robots in the area began to change and the streams of yellow codes began to rearrange all their positions. Effectively, the streams scattered them in the middle of the long way up, between Deus Ex (above) and Deus Maxio and Neo (below). The two small armies—one human and one humanoid—blocked the path to reach Deus Ex.

It seemed like all the robots from Rodner Smith’s army and the sleeping soldiers from the Resistance were under Deus Ex’s control. They all looked asleep, but they were moving in a conscious manner, like the currents of yellow codes desired.

Luckily, Neo wasn’t the only human that was conscious in the middle of the cataclysm at Thomas Anderson’s world.

Leida Trinity was being moved by the currents, like all the others, but unlike them, she was fully conscious and she could see and understand what was happening there.

Nearly all of her armor had been erased, like all the other armors that the human soldiers had on. They were unprotected, but they still had all their deadly plasma weapons, which included rifles, the mini-bombs that the Trinity Squad had used to rescue Neo, and even plasma swords like the one that General Xenno had used against Copy Trinity. It was obvious that they could still cause plenty of damage. And the same thing could be said about the white-caped humanoid robots. They also had their weapons intact.

Leida Trinity watched with worry and anticipation how everyone was being arranged by the streams, with their backs facing Deus Ex at the top, and their faces facing Deus Maxio and Neo at the bottom. Even Leida’s body and her weapon were turned around automatically and bent a little to face Neo and Deus Maxio. It was clear to her that Deus Ex was going to attack the two of them using the humanoid robots and the humans as part of his defense system. There was no way to open a clear path to Deus Ex without going through the hordes of soldiers from the Resistance and the robots from Rodner Smith’s city.

Would they be able to do something about it?

Captain Leida began to look frustrated, but what else could she do? How could a powerless soldier like herself help “the Deus” and “The One” to defeat the calamity that had taken over? Regardless, she knew that if she could do anything to help them free the world that she considered her home, she was going to do it… If she could help to avenge Frank, it would be done… And, if she could help Neo to put an end to the Matrix and to save everyone—as Thomas and Aida wanted—she would do it…

At the time when Neo’s green sphere was turned completely white—when he held Maxio’s hand, and after seeing various known faces from before—both he and Maxio saw and felt that Deus Ex had begun to prepare for them.

Deus Maxio [looking up / warning Neo]: “He’s expecting us. We’ll have to reach him without killing any of the humans and without getting hurt in the way up to him. Use any means necessary. Remember that against him, the Real Matrix is our only true weapon and shield. Make it your greatest ally.”

Maxio’s white sphere of codes from the Real Layer of the Matrix began to look more intense. It looked as if the codes surrounding him were gaining more light of their own. He also held the other tennis-ball-sized white sphere very tight in his left hand. It was the only way they had to erase Deus Ex for sure, and there were two of those deletion spheres only: Neo’s and his. They only had two chances to save Thomas Anderson’s world. If neither one of them could introduce one of the white deletion spheres in the real Deus Ex’s body, then, it would be the end for everyone.

Maxio extended his arms to the sides and two other white spheres began to appear around his hands. They stopped growing when they reached half a meter in diameter. Then, their white streams continued expanding outwards in one direction only, as if they were the arms of a tree. The streams gave Maxio two Matrix-based weapons that looked like two humongous whips made of white codes. The whips were connected to the two spheres of codes that he controlled with his hands. In addition, he also had the standard white sphere—just like the previous yellow sphere—surrounding his whole body as a shield. Because these had never been solid spheres—they were made of white codes and streams—all of them intersected and moved through each other without any problem at all. It looked like a perfect defense system of energy shields, but the codes were more malleable than any solid shield in existence, so they were even better.

Neo looked just like Maxio at first—with a very similar white sphere. However, he didn’t grow whips out of his hands with the white codes. It seemed like the weapons they could create were closely related to each individual and his or her preferences, so, Neo’s weapon of choice was not a set of gigantic whips. It was a bright and white bo staff that had some special qualities, like pushing objects back at a far greater distance than normal. Both Neo and Maxio intended to use their weapons to “open their way to the top” without killing any of the humans. Their main shields where the spheres of white codes that surrounded them, but they needed something else in case the attackers could get too close to them. That was what the whips and the staff were for…

Leida Trinity would have preferred a weapon with more firepower for such a situation however…

Captain Leida [feeling nervous / looking at Neo]: “Oh my God, what is he thinking!? Martial arts and sticks won’t be enough to win this battle!! Couldn’t he have chosen a better weapon than a stick for a time like this?!!”

She was very worried because she perceived that her ability to help them was minimal. She was lucky that she, at least, wasn’t “asleep” like all the others.

Deus Maxio [to Neo]: “Let’s delete him!!”

Maxio’s face had returned to its Deusian state—he didn’t have Matthew’s face anymore—and he was ready to erase Deus Ex for good.

Maxio jumped up and flew headed for the horde of humans and robots that was blocking the path to the large Deus Ex.

Neo noticed something very strange at that moment: it was as if a hand of white codes had appeared around his left hand and grabbed the white deletion sphere. However, it all disappeared very quickly and he still had the deletion sphere in his hand. Besides, he had no time to lose thinking about that short-lived vision. Deus Maxio was already on his way…

Neo began to fly up with his white staff (looking a lot like the way he looked in “The Matrix Reloaded,” even though he was older now).

He also headed towards Deus Ex.

The human and humanoid armies clashed with Maxio and Neo.

Maxio used his whips to push dozens of robots and human soldiers out of the way, on his way to the top. He also used his white sphere to block multiple plasma shots that came his way.

Neo did the same and quickly caught up to Deus Maxio. However, Neo’s weapon didn’t have long reach, like the giant whips, so he often had attackers coming up much closer to him.  Regardless, he was going through them easily and the staff was taking care of pushing everyone out of the way, without killing the humans.

Their clash with the two armies looked frenetic, even if the soldiers and the robots were not inflicting any damage on them.

The Real Matrix—the White Matrix—was starting to show its power through Deus Maxio and Neo… yet, Deus Ex didn’t seem worried. Apparently, he also had a plan of his own…

Large Deus Ex [calculating]: “It’s working out as I thought. Now, it’s time to make things harder for both of you, before you meet my clones.”

Suddenly, the humans and the robots stopped moving and they all grabbed their plasma weapons and began to fire at Neo and Maxio from everywhere. It was as if an endless rain of plasma shots had been unleashed on Neo and Maxio.

However, they had the white spheres protecting them, so they didn’t stop moving up, even through the oncoming chaos. It was visible how most of the plasma blasts that crashed with Neo’s sphere turned to water and most of the shots that landed on Maxio’s sphere turned to sand—just like the shots of the soldiers from the First Base. The few plasma shots that were not changed to another component by the White Matrix were still blocked by the spheres. It was as if they were invulnerable inside those things.

Then, the rain of plasma was halted and all the robots and humans that had short-range weapons—like plasma swords—grabbed them and headed for their two targets.

It seemed like Leida Trinity was the only one that wasn’t part of the full-scale assault, but she was “too small of a fish” for Deus Ex to notice that she—like Neo and Maxio—wasn’t being controlled by the system.

The situation began to get more difficult for Maxio and Neo when everyone took the approach of using close range attacks on them. No one was holding back anymore and there were too many of them. Neo and Maxio continued moving up, but eventually both were forced to use the “spheric shockwave attack,” where they had to let go of their white sphere, causing a large outward energy wave that immobilized and pushed out everything in the way.

Maxio’s white shockwave was incredibly powerful—more so than Neo’s—and it cleared up almost the entire space remaining to reach Deus Ex. The two of them were four-fifths of the way up already.

Neo and Maxio’s spheres came back quickly and they continued moving, but Deus Ex noticed that Neo needed four seconds to get the white sphere back up and Maxio needed two. Therefore, even with the power of the White Matrix, they were not invincible. That minimal moment without any protection from the Matrix was a weakness. Deus Ex also noticed that both of them had some kind of “special white sphere” in their left hand and they were holding it with great care, without letting go of it, no matter what…

Large Deus Ex [confident]: “It’s time to make my entry. Soon, the show will be over.”

The silver clones of the real Deus Ex (the doppelganger sentinels that were transformed using Smith’s technique) looked at the large Deus Ex first, as if they were getting telepathic orders from him. Then, they switched their full attention to Deus Maxio. They didn’t even look at Neo.

Silver-looking swords began to grow from their hands with silver streams and codes—which were typical of the major anomalies. (Smith had used them before, and even the Fifth Neo summoned a silver portal made of silver streams when he went from one layer of the Matrix to the next, without being disconnected.) The new silver swords made of anomalous codes and streams looked particularly dangerous…

The clones left Deus Ex’s side and flew down, headed for Deus Maxio.

Neo was ready, but he noticed that Deus Ex’s clones didn’t go after him and the final path to the large Deus Ex was finally clear, so he kept going.

Meanwhile, seven out of the fourteen silver clones summoned their own yellow spheres and clashed in battle with Deus Maxio; the other seven clones stayed around them and began to shot yellow energy beams aimed at Maxio.

Maxio noticed quickly that not a single clone went after Neo and the path to the real Deus Ex had been left wide open. It was too convenient to be anything other than an intentional move from their enemy. All the clones focused on Maxio and the path was left open for Neo because the real Deus Ex wanted Neo to go to him.

Deus Maxio [to Neo / concerned / from far away]: “This must be a trap!! Neo!! Don’t go to him!!”

However, Neo didn’t hear him, and, at that exact moment, Maxio saw how one of the silver swords managed to penetrate his white shield without being blocked and without turning into sand. This was a problem that he had not anticipated. He never thought that anything else would be able to resist the original codes and the controls from the Real Matrix.

Maxio destroyed the silver sword that went through his shield and pushed back Deus Ex’s clones with the whips. He also shattered half of the yellow spheres on sight, but, when he was about to go after Neo, the clones that still had their yellow spheres intact unleashed yellow shockwaves of energy with them. Meanwhile, the others began to grow their own yellow spheres and some even tried to attack Maxio directly—when he was stopped momentarily by the consecutive yellow shockwaves.

The silver clones were fierce and powerful, like the real Deus Ex. The only reason why Maxio could handle them was that he had the power of the Real Matrix at his side, so he was more powerful than them. Their silver weapons seemed to be on a similar level though. In addition, the clones acted as if they had a single mind—meaning they were extensions of the same entity’s consciousness—and that made them a very difficult team that worked in perfect unison without flaws in communication. In fact, they didn’t even need to communicate to know what all the others were going through at every moment. These “Deusian doppelgangers” were a much bigger threat than the doppelganger sentinels that the Fifth Neo had fought against at the City of the Machines.

Within the next minute, two of the other clones had managed to penetrate Maxio’s shield with their silver swords as well. They simply were better and faster at dodging the whips than the humans and the robots. When Maxio noticed that one of the swords was going to get him, he unleashed the white sphere and simultaneously shattered all their yellow shields and pushed all of them back, except one. One of them wasn’t pushed away and had the chance to attack. The remaining clone shoot one silver-coded arrow at Maxio from the back, during the two seconds that were required to regenerate the white sphere.

Maxio was caught off-guard, but what shocked him the most was that the silver arrow did not hurt him. It just dispersed a bunch of silver codes on him. Maxio quickly used his white codes to erase the arrow and its silver codes completely, but, some of the silver codes had already come in contact with him.

Deus Maxio [to the closest clone / concerned]: “What did you do?! An arrow that doesn’t hurt must have had some purpose!!”

Deus Ex Clone [with the same voice as the real Deus Ex]: “I realized that your control over the higher layer of the Matrix is a one-time limited thing that required a lot of time to set up. If it wasn’t, you would have used it before against me. I may not be able to defeat you as long as you have this power, so I made sure that your time to use it goes down to the lowest that my anomalous codes can take it. That was the purpose of the arrow of codes. Now, look at the top of your white sphere. Your time is going to run out sooner than you expected.”

Maxio noticed that the top of his sphere was starting to lose its consistency and its bright white look, like a light bulb that is about to run out. The portion that had lost the most consistency was also starting to revert to yellow-looking codes like before. This raised a huge alarm on Deus Maxio. He probably had two minutes at most to continue using the white codes, and since Neo’s sphere was connected to his, the same could be said about Neo. Both were about to lose the power of the unlocked White Matrix—which was the Real Matrix.

Deus Maxio killed the clone that shot the arrow at him, but the other thirteen recovered quickly and ensured that he would not make it to Neo and Deus Ex in time.

Ultimately, Ex’s clones succeeded in holding back Maxio, in separating him from Neo, and in lowering the time for Maxio’s use of the Real Matrix. However, the deletion spheres were still intact, so Ex’s deletion was still possible…

When Neo reached the top, two additional clones of the real Deus Ex were waiting for him alongside the large “Ex” head.

Large Deus Ex [to Neo]: “So you figured out how to play with the codes from a higher layer of the Matrix. However, you seem to have forgotten that I can also control these codes.”

Neo [certain]: “You can’t control these codes, and neither could Rodner. That is why your codes have always been yellow or silver. You never had access to the white codes of the Matrix, like Thomas Anderson did! That is why you couldn’t escape the Virtual Matrix on your own.”

Large Deus Ex [starting to get angry]: “You seem to think that you are going to defeat me because you have those. I am going to enjoy showing you how wrong you are Neo.”

The large Deus Ex began to cover himself with a new sphere of light-silver codes and he started to gather yellow masses of energy to shoot them at Neo.

At the same time, the two clones started a battle with Neo, but with the aid of the white codes of the Real Matrix, Neo proved to be a huge challenge for them. The white bo staff destroyed their silver swords after only a couple of clashes—showing that Neo’s white codes were indeed more powerful than the anomalous (silver) ones. It was an extremely one-sided battle where they could barely touch Neo and Neo came very close to destroying them. Furthermore, the white sphere blocked the yellow energy blasts from the big Deus Ex very efficiently. It really felt like Neo was going to beat them.

Unfortunately, Deus Maxio’s “unlocked time” in the Matrix ran out before Neo destroyed the two clones and the large Deus Ex.

Maxio and Neo began to lose the white codes at an alarming rate. Maxio’s sphere began to change to yellow—like the ones that all the clones of the real Deus Ex had—and Neo’s sphere began to change back to green—like the one he had since the transfer of white codes from Thomas and Aida’s robot…

The battle with Ex’s clones intensified and became far more deadly for Maxio. As he began to lose the powers given by the superior strings and streams of white codes, he could see and feel how he was becoming more of an equal, in comparison with the clones of the real Deus Ex. Every clone was at the same level as Maxio if the white codes were not present. That was why Maxio took the desperate measure of producing a third spherical shockwave of energy with the last set of white codes he had, even if that terminated his time left with them. He expected to destroy Deus Ex’s clones with the final blast.

It was a powerful energy wave, just like the first one that cleaned the path to Deus Ex from robots and humans. It destroyed the four clones that were closest to Maxio, broke the yellow spheres of all the others, and stopped all of them momentarily. However, it didn’t destroy all the silver clones as Maxio expected…

In a similar manner, Neo’s battle with the large Deus Ex and the other two clones began to change as he began to lose the white codes—which were getting replaced by green ones for him. He knew that he was no match for Deus Ex if all he could use were the green codes from the Green Virtual Layer of the Matrix. From the start, Deus Ex’s yellow codes had been superior in comparison to the green codes from the lower Virtual Matrix. Therefore, Neo also took a desperate measure, like Maxio.

Before the white codes were gone, Neo had a chance to destroy the two clones, but he chose to leave them behind instead, and he went after the large Deus Ex.

Neo had one goal in mind: inserting the deletion sphere into the large Deus Ex to trigger his deletion in the Matrix. The large Ex face noticed that Neo would use the small sphere on him and attempted to stop it with a blast of silver energy that was surrounded by silver codes. However, Neo had not lost the white codes yet, so he went through the whole thing unharmed—the Real Matrix protected his entity from harm—and he reached the large Deus Ex. Then, Neo punched his arm and the white sphere through the grand silver face and released his hold on the sphere. It seemed like he had succeeded.

At that moment, the white codes stopped helping him and his sphere began to turn green at an alarming speed. He saw how a white stream began to spread throughout the large Deus Ex and it began to delete the whole silver face from the bottom to the top. However, a strange silver body and a human-sized silver sphere still remained after most of the grand face had been deleted by the Matrix. The silver codes that were left on the body began to disappear and it was revealed that it was Rodner Smith, but he didn’t seem conscious. Soon, Smith began to get carried away by the sea of yellow streams in the location, just like all the other humans. Then, the smaller silver sphere was released and the real Deus Ex showed himself once again. (The real Deus Ex looked similar to Maxio, but his body was silver in color, rather than white, and he had dark silver eyes, instead of yellow eyes.)

Real Deus Ex [sounding confident]: “Well done Neo. You freed Rodner Smith and you showed me what that little sphere of yours can do. Now, I know that all I have to do is destroy the one that your partner has, and his little uprising against me will be over. You lost the only real chance you had to defeat me by using your sphere on my living armor. Now, the time to delete Thomas Anderson’s anomaly from the system has come.”

Neo saw that Maxio was finally getting closer to them, so he thought that if he could hold back the real Deus Ex there was a chance to delete him still. Neo realized that Maxio could make it and he still had the other deletion sphere.

The white sphere and the white bo staff had turned green, but Neo’s desire to save Thomas Anderson’s world had not been diminished in the slightest. In order to gain time for Maxio, Neo attacked the real Deus Ex fiercely, but his attacks were evaded.

The two clones that Neo had not destroyed approached them, but they stayed behind, watching, as if they knew that their help was not needed at all.

Neo grabbed his green staff and he was about to deliver the first heavy strike to the real Deus Ex when a silver sword appeared in Deus Ex’s hands and he used it to shatter Neo’s staff without even attacking. He used Neo’s own force and just held the sword in the staff’s way. He already knew that the silver-coded sword would destroy the green-coded staff.

When the staff was destroyed, Neo lost his balance and Deus Ex didn’t waste a single second. He made a super-fast spinning motion and shattered Neo’s green sphere with a single strike. Then, he grabbed Neo and introduced part of his silver hand in Neo’s stomach, like he had done with the Fifth Neo, before he deleted him.

Neo realized that he couldn’t move. Essentially, Deus Ex had halted his movement. And the way in which Deus Ex’s hand entered his entity was extremely reminiscent of the way in which Neo’s own hand had entered Trinity, before he revived her (in The Matrix Reloaded). However, this time the power of the Matrix was not being used to heal others and to do good things. It was being used to control and destroy.

At that moment, Deus Maxio was about to interfere, but two of the clones that had been fighting him caught up to him and blocked his path. He could see that Neo was in trouble, but he could not blow Deus Ex’s clones out of the way anymore. He used the—now yellow—whips against them and they cut through the yellow whips with their silver swords. Maxio let go of the broken whips and recreated the yellow staff that he had once used against Neo (back when he was under Rodner Smith’s control).

Deus Ex Clone [to Maxio]: “You are not going anywhere. At least, not until I finish Neo and that little white sphere that you are holding there. It will soon be over I assure you.”

Deus Maxio: “You will soon be over. I can also assure you that as well.”

Second Deus Ex Clone: “That’s highly unlikely without your higher power. You can’t defeat me now.”

The clones continued attacking Maxio. They couldn’t land any solid strike on him, but it was clear that he couldn’t get them out of his way either. He wasn’t more powerful than them anymore. And soon, the rest of them arrived, so Maxio had to focus on his survival against eight silver Deus Ex’s, rather than on saving Neo. He had no other choice at that moment…

The two clones that Neo had fought came closer to him and each one grabbed one of Neo’s arms tight.

Neo began to feel weak—apparently because the real Deus Ex chose it through the control that he was exerting on Neo’s entity through the Matrix.

Then, the real Deus Ex removed his hand from Neo and the two clones held Neo.

Real Deus Ex [to Neo]: “You greatly underestimated me if you really thought that you would be able to defeat me, after being my test subject for twenty long years. How do you think that you survived the day when we stopped Smith’s revolution in the Matrix? How do you think that you were able to see again? I ensured your survival and I gave you back your vision at the City of the Machines, shortly after your final battle with agent Smith. Without me, you wouldn’t have come this far. You wouldn’t even be seeing me right now… This is it for you Thomas, it’s time to end your hopeless plan to save the lower life forms of your world from the inevitable control of my Matrix.”

Neo [weak but certain and defiant / looking at Deus Ex’s silver eyes]: “I am not Thomas Anderson!”

Real Deus Ex: “Of course you are not Thomas Anderson my dear Neo. You’re his king piece. You are the center of his whole plan and what kept it going for so long. That is, until you had to deal with me. Thomas obviously didn’t predict that I was going to be in your way. That is why this is the end for you, and for him…”

The real Deus Ex showed a smile of victory. The fifth Neo, the sixth Neo, the enhanced Trinity, and even the Smith virus had failed, but he, the Deusian anomaly, was on a league of his own; and he still had one very bitter card in storage for Neo.

Real Deus Ex [slow and powerful words]: “Jake mate Thomas Anderson.”

Deus Ex snapped the fingers of his right hand in front of Neo’s eyes and a small curtain of yellow codes began to reveal itself on the skin around Neo’s eyes. Then, Deus Ex snapped the fingers of his left hand and the yellow codes caused a minor blast around Neo’s eyes, before they were completely released.

Neo [with pain]: “Aaaaaahhhhh!!!”

Neo lowered his face and raised it again.

His eyes and the skin around them looked just like they did when agent Smith’s alter ego from Zion left him blind (during their trip to the City of the Machines, in The Matrix Revolutions). It was as if time and the cure for his eyes had been reversed on him. And now, he was almost completely blind, all over again.

Real Deus Ex: “I saved you after you helped me to end the revolution because I thought, erroneously, that you were the key to reach the higher layers of the Matrix. I gave you back your vision because I knew that I could take it away if you ever became an obstacle. And now, I don’t need you anymore. Good bye human anomaly, and thank you for bringing me to the world of your maker.”

The two silver clones that were holding Neo began to rush down to the ground with him—from a super high altitude. When they were eighty percent of the way down, they let go of Neo and Neo continued falling towards the surface at a great speed. He began to bring back his green sphere, but it didn’t look like he was stopping the momentum of the fall at all. With the green sphere around him, Neo crashed with the ground like an asteroid from outer space. A cloud of dust was awakened on the spot, so whether his sphere had been enough to save him and whether he was still alive or not wasn’t clear at that moment.

The two clones began to charge and augment powerful-looking spheres of yellow energy around their hands, right before Neo’s violent landing. It was clear that they were going to shoot them at Neo. What the two clones were about to do resembled the grand energy beam that Deus Ex had used to destroy the Trifalcon before. If Neo had survived, the yellow beams would surely finish him.

After Neo’s crash took place, the silver clones aimed and shot two massive yellow beams from the two energy spheres they had created. Neo wasn’t visible, but their beams were powered by yellow codes, so, they were automatically aimed at the right location.

If he was alive, how would be able to counter them? The green codes were not powerful enough to overwrite the yellow codes from the higher layer of the Virtual Matrix. Because of that, there was no way for Neo to stop the yellow beams of energy…

The clones launched their beams and both, Maxio and Leida Trinity, made the same expression of worry and terror with their faces when they saw it. However, their subsequent reactions were very different. Maxio turned his eyes to the real Deus Ex and Leida began to move through the yellow streams towards Neo’s location. Maxio knew that he only had one chance left to take down Deus Ex and Leida Trinity knew that Neo needed her.

After the beams fell on the surface, no one rose from the area of impact and there was no apparent sign of life there. Deus Ex’s clones went back to the top, with their master, and joined the battle against Deus Maxio—who was still capable of fighting them, using the same kind of yellow codes and techniques they had. Maxio’s situation was starting to look more difficult by the minute, since he was fighting all the clones of the real Deus Ex on his own with a power that wasn’t superior to theirs anymore. He began to push his way towards the real Deus Ex, since he knew that he wasn’t going to last much longer in a ten vs. one battle…

Leida Trinity feared that the worst had happened. She felt like the whole world was falling when she saw Neo’s grand fall and the beams that were thrown at him.

She began to swim down, through the sea of yellow codes that had spread everywhere. If there was any chance that Neo was still alive, she had to save him. Both, her determination and her frustration were very apparent on her face.

Meanwhile, the dust began to clear up on the bottom and we finally saw Neo again.

Neo could barely move. There was a lot of blood coming from his nose and his mouth. And his eyes… they were looking green, like Cyber Neo’s eyes and like the green codes of the Inner Layer of The Virtual Matrix.

He had been able to diminish the damage from the yellow energy with his green sphere, and apparently, it had been powerful enough to save him from the grand fall as well. However, it was now gone and it seemed like he was closer to death than ever before. He was still on the same spot where he had landed and he could barely move. Indeed, it looked like Neo was tasting the beginning of his end.

Then, we were shown what he was seeing and it was shown that, just like before (in the Matrix Revolutions), he was not blind. He was seeing many white streams and white codes. He was seeing everything and everyone through his connection with the Matrix, and since he was in the “white layer,” all the codes and the streams were white this time. This was the third time that such a thing had happened to him—the first time was at the end of “The Matrix” and the second time was before he met Deus Ex (in “The Matrix Revolutions”). However, this was the worst of the three times by far. Unlike the other two times, this time he looked truly beaten.

Clearly, he was about to die.

How would he get past the inevitable?

Had he failed all the good people that counted on him? Had he failed the people that he met at the First Base, the special individuals that believed in him at the Main Base, and the rest of humankind? Had he failed the grand plan that Thomas and Aida had left for him?

Was it all lost for Thomas Anderson’s world?

 

NEXT – PART 8b (the second half of the battle for Thomas Anderson’s world; what we have been waiting for in The Matrix saga begins in 8b…)

THE MATRIX REVELATIONS (Part 8a out of 9)