A truce is made Â– free humans (Â“RedpillsÂ”) can even awaken the sleepers (Â“BluepillsÂ”), although too much of this would threaten the Matrix. ItÂ’s one of the ambiguities the Matrix films boldly allowed to stand. Another: NeoÂ’s fate. He seems to have died in the battle with Smith. But the Machines do not return his corpse.
This disturbs some people, and their actions set the story of The Matrix Online in motionÂ…
If there is a truce, why are people fighting?
The Truce has prevented all out war from continuing, but that doesnÂ’t mean Zion and the Machines are the best of friends. The two factions still disagree strongly on a great many things. There are people in both organizations, as well as several independent groups in the Matrix, who would like nothing more than to see the conflict resume. Zion still wants to subvert the Matrix and free humanity, the Machines still want to maintain the status quo, but now the activities of both groups have gone into a Â“cold warÂ” state.