Moved the below information to the discussion page for the time being. -o.r- 16:17, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

The Merovingian is an old, powerful program that resides within the Matrix. Self-described as a "trafficker of information," the Merovingian behaves much as a leader of a powerful organized crime boss.

The Merovingian's history seems deeper than his appearances and material trappings. Described by the Oracle as "one of the oldest of us," the Merovingian came to the Matrix "long ago" with his wife, Persephone. Prefering to speak in French and live an opulent life, the Merovingian initially blocks the efforts of Neo, Trinity and Morpheus from obtaining the release of the Keymaker.

The Merovingian is a strong proponent that causality is the true nature of existence within the Matrix, and not choice. As a result, his ideology directly conflicts with the efforts of the Oracle. In fact, the Merovingian's behavior strongly suggested that he despised the Oracle so much as to want her termination, suggesting that Trinity can bring him the "eyes of the Oracle" as ransom for the later release of Neo from Mobil Station.

A connection to the Merovingian to the second Matrix beta may exist. The Merovingian surrounded himself with henchmen with remarkable abilities that other programs do not show. The Oracle, Persephone, and the Architect aluded to these programs in various conversations involving Neo. These programs inhabited the ill-fated second Matrix in an effort by the Architect to establish a primitive level of choice through cause-effect through frightening the human populace. When the second Matrix failed, the Merovingian kept many of these old programs for his own devices.

the merovingians Edit

don't you think the connection to the real merovingians should be mentioned? this could explain why he speaks french, for example. Tsahi 21:09, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps it's too obvious to need a mention but if you feel it's needed go on and add a reference. MoffRebusMy Talk 05:34, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Prior Purpose? Edit

Does anyone have an actual citation for this bit:

It has been confirmed that the Merovingian's prior purpose to exile was the Operating System for the Second Iteration.

That's a pretty bold statement to make without backing it up with an actual reference (interview, commentary, even something from a video game). Kutulu 18:05, June 28, 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I never found anything to back that up; I'd suggest removing it, or at least tagging and rewording it to make it clear it may not be accurate. --xensyriaT 20:33, June 30, 2012 (UTC)