A crazy but very believable theory regarding the matrix..... After seeing the movie for the second time, I think I finally found out the real plot of these movies. This is it: The mission of the One is to save the matrix at any cost. The architect was the one who created the Matrix; the co-creator is neither Persephone nor the Oracle. Both of them are only programs that have a purpose in the matrix, just like the rest. The Matrix is both the "matrix world" and the movie's "Real World." The Architect is in charge of the Matrix world and the co-creator is in charge of the "real world," namely Zion. We now the co-creator is a woman. She has almost the same age as the architect. Therefore, that woman is the Head Counselor, the only woman of importance that lives in Zion and the one who asked for the 2 captains to volunteer at the council meeting. She's the one who knew all along about the matrix. She was the one who told Zion's Defense minister to cool off and to let Morpheus do his work. Morpheus and Trinity are not quite human. Morpheus's mission is to find the One and deliver him to the Architect. Trinity's purpose is to control the One by getting in love with him. Love's the ultimate control power. Neither Morpheus nor Trinity is an agent. They never knew whom they were really working for. They are programs that think they're human and they will be in shock when they learn the Truth. They will realize that the One is fighting for "them," the machines. Trinity is supposed to be the mother of the new One every time the matrix is Reloaded. That's why she was named Trinity. The anomaly (or the glitch) in the matrix IS NOT Neo. The One is the "Vaccine" for the real virus. He is the one who has to find the anomaly, patch it up and reset the Matrix. And since the anomaly could have appeared in either world, Neo had to have a "human" personality- so he can pass as the messiah, and check things out in Zion. That's the reason of the prophecy: so the Zion people could help him. He was right when he said that the One was not who could end the war as the prophecy stated. Both the counselor and the Oracle were happy to know he still had some human emotions even though they already knew he was not a human being, only a program. Persephone and the Mero guy represent Adam and Eve. They were the first Ones. Mero was corrupted by power, so the matrix was not perfected. That's why Persephone wanted that kiss. She longed for the human emotion that Neo still has, but that it's not going to last. Just as she was Mero's debility when he was the First One, Trinity is Neo's Eve. She will be the fall of Neo. Neo will not fulfill his destiny as the One, for he'll be "sinning" and lusting for Trinity. Good way to blame women for all our errors, huh? Mero is not the one anymore. He kinda "abdicated" his throne by accepting Persephone and willing to live as a powerful rogue program. The actual glitch is Smith. He's the only Human in this world. He's the one spreading himself like a virus replicating himself over and over until the Matrix will finally get overloaded and fail. Smith is the one who wants to get out of the Matrix for good. He knows that by killing Neo he can do so. Neo is the key to reset the matrix, or to shut it off. Smith is the one who has one of the most visible of the human emotions, Rage. Of course, since we've rooting for Neo since the beginning, we will also be in shock when we find this out and we will reject this theory just as Neo, Morpheus, and Trinity do so as well. Some other stuff I found out when seeing the movie for the second time: The council seems to have 23 people, way more women than men. Does that means that they are the original 23 who Neo selected as the Zion' original children? The Zion scenery, the "party" they had and Neo's and Trinity's love scene seems to be kinda understandable. Since this movie is way deep in religion, then Zion represents Hell. It's located down there. The people seem to party like it's 1999 in a lustful yet monotonous way and they can commit the original sin when they like it. Furthermore, they clearly violate the very 1st commandment- "Thou Shall Not Idolize Anyone But Me, your True God." They think Neo is the Messiah but Neo is not. The counselor who had a chat with Neo said that he had no idea how the machines worked in Zion, but that city could not live without them. That means that Zion was created just like the Matrix, as another simulated world. When the matrix is reloaded, they just kill the people and start again. The city is already there, so no one has to rebuild it. Thus hardly anyone knows how things work there. The color Red has a lot importance in the movie. The first pill Neo took was Red. The doors in Zion rooms are Red. The candy and the candy wrapper the Oracle gives to Neo is Red, and obviously, Banes' blood from his hand wound is also red. Finally, there's no Matrix within a matrix. The matrix is actually both worlds, Zion's and Agent land.