This wiki is dedicated to the Matrix film trilogy and related short stories. As a narrative, the Matrix saga tells of a war between a human resistance and a race of sentient Machines, who imprison humanity within a virtual reality known as the Matrix. The Matrix films center on the One, a man with a special ability and an important destiny. Woven throughout the main story of the Matrix are various threads of background stories that cut across different mediums, including the main trilogy as well as comics, video games and the Animatrix animated series. Beyond the surface story the Matrix is rich in explorations and allusions to various questions in philosophy, theology, psychology, sociology, politics and computer science.
Paradise Matrix was the first prototype Matrix, which was designed by the Architect to control humanity by putting their minds into a constructed virtual reality. Unlike later versions, it simulated a perfect world with no suffering to try to pacify their minds, but was not accepted. Many of those connected died, and a Nightmare Matrix was designed in its place that tried to correct its flaws.