Halborn is a member of a secretive organization known as the Oligarchs, appeared inside the Matrix as a glowing wireframe figure. Attacks against him proved futile due to his tremendous levels of system access--enabling him issue override codes, altering the physics of the simulation and seizing control of all software active around him. The Machines correctly identified him to be a freeborn human but remained uninformed as to his true nature and motives. He has become fascinated with Zion and the two recurring humans that are intriguingly connected to it--Neo and Trinity. His investigations have brought him into conflict with his rival Oligarch Carlyne. The Merovingian supports him, while the Zionites supporting Carlyne are against him. The Oracle's decision to refuse him access to the files he sought led to her deletion.