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Cain was one of The Merovingian's henchmen and was brother to Abel. He was killed by Neo.


Program Creation[]

After the creation and failure of the first prototype Matrix, The Architect created a more "nightmarish" Matrix based on humanity's history of violence, believing that the lack of suffering was the reason why the first Matrix beta failed. Within this nightmare Matrix, The Architect created supernatural monsters to prey on the Bluepills including Cain, a Vampire, along with fellow Abel, a Lupine, and The Twins, a pair of phantoms.

After the second Matrix beta had failed and with the creation of a newer stable Matrix meant to replace the existing beta, all of the programs from the beta that were deemed out-of-date were queued to be deleted .

But before Cain, Abel, and some of the other programs could return to The Source, The Merovingian rescued and protected them from deletion. Upon rescue, the surviving Exiles started to work for The Merovingian, helping him and his wife, Persephone, with whatever deeds they requested.

Serving The Merovingian[]

Together with his partner Abel, Cain intentionally let The Keymaker escape from his prison beneath the Chateau to steal and keep the key meant for The One outside of The Merovingian's circle of influence.

But Abel foiled the plan by telling The Merovingian about the betrayal. Eventually, the key was destroyed by The Merovingian, forcing The Keymaker to create another one.

Abel's Death[]

When Persephone led Morpheus, Trinity and Neo to The Keymaker's cell, she shot Abel in the head with a silver bullet, demonstrating the special method of killing a werewolf program.

Persephone then threatened to kill Cain too, only intentionally sparing him to allow him to run and tell her husband what she had done.

Battle with The One[]

After retrieving The Keymaker, Neo and the others attempted to leave the Chateau but was interrupted by The Merovingian and his henchmen. After Persephone left her husband to deal with the Resistance, The Merovingian ordered The Twins to go after The Keymaker. The Keymaker then hurriedly fled the scene while Morpheus and Trinity kept pursuit in order to protect him. Neo was then left to deal with The Merovingian and his men.

With Neo left alone, The Merovingian ordered his men to fire their guns against him, only for Neo to stop all of the incoming bullets. The battle then turned into a martial arts battle within the Chateau.


As the battle began, Cain, along with another exiled Vamp, attacked Neo with jumping spinning kicks. Neo dodged all of Cain's attacks and, after blocking the other enemy's series of attacks, retaliates. Neo then quickly approached Cain and performed a front snap kick to Cain's chest. The impact of the kick caused Cain to fly across the room and crash through the mounted statue near the foot of the staircase causing his back to forcefully hit the wall.

The impact then caused Cain to land chest-first on one of the broken statue pieces, impaling him through the heart and killing him. Meanwhile, the battle simply continues to rage on in the background.

Behind the Scenes[]

  • In the theatrical releases he is portrayed by actor, director, stunt coordinator David No.
  • Cain and Abel bore the same name as a pair of biblical brothers. However, Abel was killed by Persephone and not by Cain.