10 Gaping Movie Plot Holes You Probably Never Noticed
10. Why Is Neo So Limited? (The Matrix Sequels)
By the time we meet Neo in The Matrix Reloaded, he is very definitely the One: he has proved himself thus, by coming back to life on the end of Trinity's lips and controlling the Matrix to destroy Smith. So, why isn't he the One by the definition of the One we've already heard? As Morpheus tells Neo...
"When the Matrix was first built there was a man born inside that had the ability to change what he wanted, to remake the Matrix as he saw fit. It was this man who freed the first of us and taught us the truth - When he died, the Oracle prophesied his return and envisioned that his coming would hail the destruction of the Matrix."
The important line there is he "had the ability to change what he wanted, to remake the Matrix as he saw fit," which is almost true of Neo, in his ability to manipulate the Matrix, but why the hell doesn't he do it more "as he saw fit" by making himself indestructible, or changing the Matrix in such a way to make Smith's powers redundant? Instead, he apparently chooses not to be all-powerful, and is a pretty sorry excuse for The One, as we were lead to define it. Oh, and I'm pretty sure Neo doesn't destroy the Matrix exactly - it is rebooted, but that prophecy by the Oracle is pretty much wrong.