The Matrix Revelations
Volume 2: The End of the Matrix
(Sequel for “The Matrix Revelations” and a final chapter for the whole saga.)
Episode 1: Deus Neo and his Group
Brief flashbacks take place showing what happened at the very end of The Matrix Revelations, when the sixth Neo found a way to delete the deusian anomaly; when Maxio revealed the truth about the Matrix to Neo; and when both Neo and Rodner were taken to the Deusian World by Maxio, after the liberation of Thomas Anderson’s world from the Virtual Matrices.
The flashbacks also show how the final Neo (the young Thomas) and the final Trinity (the young Aida) were taken to the same city by the Oracle and by the fifth Trinity, respectively.
It was evident that the other surviving members of the Trinity Squad were going to look for them as well. In particular, they were looking for Neo and for their former captain, Leida Trinity…
After all the initial flashbacks, the older Neo and Rodner Smith wake up, at the world of the deuses. Rodner looks scared and Neo looks ready for whatever is in storage for them.
Deus Neo and his team had moved them from their secret lab at a desert area to a house with glass-like walls…
Neo quickly notices the striking resemblances—in personality and voices—of the members of Deus Neo’s group with people that he had known and been helped by.
It was a striking epiphany, just like the one he had when he saw the faces of the Trinity Squad’s members for the first time, after his past rescue from the City of the Machines. He could instantly tell that some of them looked and sounded like people who had been vital to his success.
Now, something very similar was happening as Neo took a deeper look at Deus Neo and the members of his group…
He observed and heard each one of them, noticing that they were just like people he had met, even if these new faces were deuses (future humans), rather than ancient humans from the Matrix—like Thomas Anderson and the others.
Deus Xenor was the only one that had visible weapons and a clear war-like armor. His voice and demeanor were almost a perfect copy of the fallen General Frank Xenno from the Resistance.
Deus Seracheng didn’t talk, but he walked and sat down exactly as Seraph—like a ninja monk. Simultaneously, the guy reminded Neo of the two iterations of Seraph that he met, the one from the Inner Virtual Matrix and the member of the Trinity Squad from Thomas Anderson’s world. All three of them had the same demeanor.
Deus Daya and Maxio were standing together in the same exact way as Matthew and Dayana used to stand. Maxio was also regaining his strength after the mission, and his gestures of recovery reminded Neo of movements that he saw Matthew doing as well. Furthermore, Maxio had already shown him and Leida Trinity that, if he was and ancient human, his physical look was indeed the same as Matthew’s look.
They were almost like deusian counterparts to the members of the Trinity Squad and to other important people…
Neo also recognized that Deus Neo and Idana were extremely similar to Thomas Anderson and Aida Trinity. And they reminded him of his Trinity and himself too.
In the same manner, he recognized the similarity between the younger deusian girl in the room and the blue-eyed girl that he met before—the one that helped him to see the truth, which helped him to save Thomas Anderson’s world.
Deus Morpheo reminded him of Yan Morphen and Morpheus; and even the girl’s deusanoid robot reminded him of the Trinity Squad’s robot, Bern.
It was all so clear to Neo that it could not be a coincidence.
There had to be some explanation for all the similarities…
The only one that was hard to recognize was Deus Neda because she stayed away from the rest, looking and observing everything and everyone, as if she wanted to predict their fates, like an oracle.
All of them—except the young girl—had the size and shape of giant fifteen-meter-tall humans with white-looking skin, yellowish eyes, very large black pupils, no hair on sight, smaller noses, and futuristic-looking clothes that had the shape and style of Neo’s former black vest.
When Rodner Smith asked them who they were, Xenor grabbed him and took him away from the room without answering.
Then, they all sat down and Deus Neo talked to the older Neo.
It was a surprising start, full of revelations…
Deus Neo revealed to Neo that Thomas Anderson and his team were not supposed to exist.
They had never existed in the original timeline (which was their deusian timeline), before the Matrix was made to revive the past in a mini-microscopic scale. Likewise, the human-deusian hybrid, or “the human anomaly” in the Matrix never existed in the original timeline because he was created by Thomas Anderson, and there was no Thomas Anderson.
However, Deus Neo and his team changed everything…
They needed to obtain the ancient DNA that they would have had, if they had been born at that point in the evolution of the human race. Therefore, he and his team undertook a secret operation to hack the Matrix. They ensured that a group of ancient humans that was just like them would be born at that specific moment in history within a common city.
At first, the team’s only purpose was fulfilling their secret DNA retrieval mission for the Deusian Council, but when they found out everything about the ancient humans and saw their alternate ancient selves, Deus Neo’s views about the Matrix changed. He decided that they had to save the ancient ones that had been recreated in the Matrix—all of them, the entire recreation of ancient mankind, not just the new ones that they created for their team’s mission. The problem, however, was that the Grand Council of the Deuses and their leaders had different plans. They were about to get rid of the Matrix (which was a real, but lab-made miniature copy of their larger multiverse in its past time).
The reality was that the original reason for the creation of the Matrix was no longer an issue (the lethal DNA virus, which made it necessary to obtain ancient human DNA for a cure).
What remained were just “what-if” experiments from the deusian government’s secret programs. Some of those included “time-travel experiments” that didn’t require doing any time travel, because, by using the Matrix to get access to the recreated past universe, they could see and even go to the past anywhere; they just had to visit the Matrix, which existed in their present, with an almost endless supply of copies of their past universe at all the different stages and times.
However, the dangers that such a system could pose to the future humans became evident; it could be used to test some pretty dark experiments in the “past real world” without anyone knowing about them in their Deusian World. Then, it would be possible to use the findings from the Matrix in their world as well. After all, despite how microscopic it was, the Matrix was still a real copy of their multiverse, so what worked there could work in their reality as well.
The Council didn’t want to be blamed for such experiments and the Matrix wasn’t a necessity for the survival of the deuses anymore. Therefore, the Council chose to undertake a few more useful missions before finally ending the Matrix and everything in it. One of those missions was the one led by Deus Neo and his group in secret. Its purpose was to experiment with the DNA codes of the same individual, as an ancient human and as a present deus, to see if it could lead them to figuring out how to make the present deus (and subsequently, any deus) much more powerful.
The mission was reported at the Council as “not successful,” but as Deus Neo was telling Neo about all these events, he also revealed that the public report was a lie. Behind all the covers, his team’s mission resulted in new and important findings, which convinced the Council’s leaders about the true dangers that the Matrix could bring to their world. It showed them that their ancient copies in the Matrix could be used for much more than just to cure the LDNA virus, which was what led them to create the Matrix in the first place.
Now, it was only a matter of time before the Council decided to destroy the Matrix with all its traces of a past that was supposed to be long gone…
The risk was too great to keep the Matrix alive…
Unfortunately, things got more complicated for them because some unknown source from their world hacked the Matrix as well; and both the reasons and the identities of the other hackers were completely unknown.
The Council was facing a new grand threat because of the Matrix.
Unknown enemies had breached their classified information and they had even hacked into the Matrix, making it possible for them to make undercover experiments of their own.
The Council had attempted experiments to unlock the deusian brain to 100% of its power, and they had failed. However, there was nothing that could ensure them that the unknown hackers had not done a similar thing (or even worse things) and achieved success, unlike them. In effect, if they kept the Matrix alive, they probably had an open weapon of limitless potential that could be used against them by an enemy that they couldn’t even locate.
In addition, Deus Neo and his followers became avid proponents of saving the ancient humans from the Matrix, even if the real-life system had to be destroyed. This was in effect the same as changing history, because the ancient humans from the recreated past were not supposed to exist in their future world. And if they were going to be saved, they had to be brought to their world.
The Council’s denial of such a thing brought them heavy political discord. Deus Neo was removed from his Chancillor position, but he and his teammates could not be removed completely from the Council. And they were given a final chance to prove that the ancient ones were useful for them and worthy of being saved, before ending the Matrix for good.
Meanwhile, the threat of the unknown hackers only grew and they found the way to obtain what they wanted…
Then, Deus Neo’s access to the Matrix was removed and the same happened with his privileges at the Council. This was when he decided to undertake the secret operation with Maxio and the others. Apparently, he still had powerful people in the Council that believed in him, so someone granted him access to the Matrix for the members of his group.
Then, Deus Neo sent the all-important message to Thomas Anderson with the essential source codes of the Real Matrix. He included a plan to create someone that would be able to save them all, and someone that would also help him and his group to prove that their cause was worthy. Knowing the possible consequences, Maxio volunteered to infiltrate the Matrix to bring a top human sample that would include “the One”—the almighty human-deusian hybrid that Deus Neo expected Thomas Anderson to create.
As we know from “The Matrix Revelations,” Maxio entered the Matrix and experienced many troubles with the ancient humans while he tried to “collect” his perfect sample. However, he never harmed anyone at will and what visited the Matrix wasn’t even his real self; what was sent there was a microscopic copy of his body that acted based on Maxio’s will from his connection station. The copy was also given partial access to the “reality-breaking” codes for the Matrix, making Maxio a godly being inside the Matrix.
Eventually, Maxio was captured by Rodner Smith. And Mr. Smith clearly had some sort of contact with the unknown deusian hackers. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have had something that could neutralize and control Maxio. Despite all his genius, Rodner was still an ancient human; and the same could be said for Thomas Anderson…
After revealing a large part of the story to Neo, Deus Neo and his teammates began to get ready to take Neo and Rodner to the Deusian Council, but Neo had something important to tell them.
Neo knew what the unknown deusian hackers were after. It was the experiment of the Virtual Matrices and the creation of the deusian anomaly—a godly being and a way to enslave a planet’s population. If those two occurrences were possible at the Real Matrix, which was a real environment with some well-hidden cybernetical manipulations and special codes, then, they weren’t totally impossible at the world of the deuses, outside of the Matrix. The unknown enemy probably wanted to make a “Deus Ex” or a “Virtual Matrix” at their world.
Deus Neo and his group were aware about the anomaly though, since the Council had attempted to make the equivalent of such a living weapon, but they had failed. They also believed that the fact that such a thing had already worked with an ancient human from inside the Matrix was enough proof to show their worth to the deuses, and more than enough proof to show the dangers of the Matrix once more.
The news of “virtual matrices” within the real one surprised some of the members Deus Neo’s group though. It was obvious that some of them were not aware about that possibility yet, but it seemed like Deus Neo, Idana, and Neda already knew about that too…
They prepared themselves to go back to the Council, taking Neo and Rodner with them. Deus Neo was going to show not only a prime sample of what ancient humans could do, but also a sample that contained the successful “human anomaly,” or Neo.
Obviously, Neo could tell that Deus Neo and the others did not reveal absolutely everything to him, but something was clear: they were the good ones and they were on mankind’s side. Therefore, he decided to help them.
In their travel to the Council, Rodner didn’t speak a word. He had not been present during Neo’s conversation with the deuses. Apparently, he expected the worst for himself. The look on his face revealed that he wasn’t expecting anything good or positive out of the Deusian World. Perhaps, he had his reasons to feel that way…
Neo, on the other hand, seemed far more optimistic. He saw the City of the Matrix during their path, noticing many structures that looked all-white, all-black, or glass-like and transparent in color, from the outside. The location looked both futuristic and strangely simplistic at the same time. He also saw the massive spherical structure that was floating on their sky. It looked like it contained an infinite black sea of shiny stars inside. Somehow, Neo already knew what it was. It was the Matrix and the shiny stars were the copies of the original universe. He had been extracted and brought there from one of those shiny stars—from the only one that was a 100% perfect copy of the original deusian universe to be exact…
It was the first time that anyone from inside the Matrix had seen it from the outside.
At last, Neo had truly left the Matrix…
They reached the Council’s Chamber at the center of the City of the Matrix and left the automated vehicles that transported them all the way there.
Deus Morpheo was the one that carried Neo on his bare hands; and Deus Xenor continued carrying Rodner Smith in his armored hand, as if he was a prisoner.
Clearly, they knew that Smith wasn’t a good guy inside the Matrix.
Maxio had surely warned them about him…
The vehicles that took them there vanished and Deus Neo’s group walked towards the entrance of the Council.
The majestic building of the Deusian Council looked like a really important building. It seemed like the kind of place where you would expect kings or world leaders to reunite…
Neo hoped that something good for mankind would happen there.
NEXT—- Episode 2: The Deusian Council