Peace, and the things people do to wreck it.
Neo is dead. A truce exists between the people of Zion and the Machines. Morpheus
should be happy, but he is not. His life's mission was to find The One. He
succeeded, but now his life is without purpose -- or is it? Earlier in The
Matrix Online, Morpheus told the Oracle that Neo's physical remains belonged
in Zion - in a holy place. He proclaimed that the Machines must return Neo's
remains to humanity, and swore that until that happened, he would not rest.
The Hunt for Morpheus event in The Matrix Online began with
the disgruntled Morpheus resorting to drastic measures to coerce the Machines
into giving up Neo's remains. Empowered with a new mission, Morpheus set off
bombs around The Matrix MegaCity. These code bombs threatened the fabric of
the Matrix, releasing a virus that would show humans' "reality" and
potentially crash the whole system.
Predictably, there quickly followed a ferocious
effort to stop him. The Assassin appeared in the Matrix, sent by... someone...
to kill Morpheus. The Assassin finally caught up with Morpheus in a waste water
treatment plant - which is significant.
Morpheus had finished planting his latest code bomb
when he sensed an unusual presence. A buzzing fly betrayed the porcelain-masked
Assassin, who took his first shots at Morpheus. Morpheus dodged by jumping
over a walkway rail and escaping down a dark alley. As Morpheus fled, the Assassin
fantastically flowed through a small vent directly in front of Morpheus. Somehow,
the Assassin could bend the rules of the Matrix.
Morpheus was caught off
guard and had nowhere to flee. The Assassin opened fire, catching Morpheus in
a hail of bullets that even he could not dodge.
It seems impossible to believe
- Morpheus is dead.