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Trinity

(The Matrix movie)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

The Matrix was a landmark 1999 sci-fi action movie, with Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) being the lead character. Either you’ve seen it and a summary would be pointless, or you haven’t and spoiling it would be criminal.

The movie was quite influential. You can tell because all its more manageable aspects were promptly copied, to the point that the original work now looks cliché and déjà-vu. That’s the definition of an influential movie, I think.

This profile only describes Trinity as she was during the first, original movie. The game stats assume that you have read our The Matrix technical article.


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Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: Morpheus group.
  • Base Of Operations: Morpheus’ hackship.
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 125 lbs.
  • Eyes: Grey Hair: Black


Powers and Abilities

Trinity is a highly proficient computer hacker, who was known in the computer security underground for having once cracked a major IRS database. Her other skills are unrevealed.

Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) floats before a kick

Her avatar in the Matrix is unusually powerful, perhaps due to her skills as a hacker – though she’s not as tough as an Agent. Her strongest suit in the Matrix is her superhuman or near-superhuman agility, speed, reflexes and acrobatic fighting style.

She favours hand-to-hand combat and medium-calibre handguns rather than heavy weaponry, though her strength is also much higher than her body type and weight should allow for.


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History

Trinity is a resuscitated, not a freeborn. That is, she was torn from the Matrix into the reality. One presumes that she was a gifted hacker (already under the handle “Trinity”) whom Morpheus contacted, recruited and extracted from the Matrix. She was freed from the Matrix the same as the partisan called Ghost, and the two came to consider each other as siblings-in-arms.

Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) in a phone booth

Trinity has apparently worked with Morpheus for years. She is his second-in-command and seems quite powerful by partisans standards. She is also quite familiar about the prophecy about the “Chosen One”, a super-hacker who could challenge the machines and perhaps free humanity from its yoke.

Trinity was told by the Oracle that she would meet the Chosen One, with either a statement or a strong hint that he would become her lover. Trinity seemed touched by this prophecy, perhaps because it contrasted with the drab, impoverished and regimented lifestyle of an elite human partisan.


Description

Trinity is in her early 30s, with an unusually slim build and a strong jaw. Her avatar is usually dressed in black latex, and is a more muscular version of herself with the hair styled a bit shorter with the help of lots of gel. Like most redpills, she often wears stylish shades when in the Matrix.

In the real world she has to make do with a ratty, ragged blue pull-over and old jeans.


Personality

Trinity is a dedicated, serious activist. She comes across much like somebody who strongly believes in a revolution or other violent political cause.

Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) points her pistol

She reveres the charismatic leader and would give her life for him, works hard to be efficient and collected even when she’s in way over her head, and is a bit confused when feelings that are not a part of the political equation creep in. She has no past she will speak of and lives and fights for the Cause.

Trinity quickly became smitten with Neo as it became clearer that he might be the Chosen One. Presumably she had built up a lot of expectations and fantasies about her role in the prophecy as an escape from her hard, drab, stressful life.


Quotes

“Dodge this.”

Trinity: “My name’s Trinity.”
Neo: “*The* Trinity ? Who cracked the IRS d-base ?”
Trinity: “That was a long time ago.”
Neo: “I just thought… you were a guy.”
Trinity: “Most guys do.”

“I believe if you were really serious about saving [Morpheus], you are going to need my help. And since I am the ranking officer aboard this ship, if you don’t like it, I believe you can go to Hell because you aren’t going anywhere else. Tank, load us up.”


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Trinity (Matrix avatar)

Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Uphold Good
Int: 05 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Partisan
Inf: 04 Aur: 04 Spi: 06 Resources {or Wealth}: N.A.
Init: 027 HP: 035

Powers:
Enhanced Initiative: 08, Gravity Decrease: 04

Bonuses and Limitations:
Gravity Decrease is Self Only – see our main The Matrix article for notes.

Skills:
Acrobatics: 10, Martial artist*: 08, Military science (danger recognition, demolition)*: 06, Scientist (Computers): 07, Vehicles*: 08, Weaponry*: 08

Advantages:
Expansive HQ (the Nebuchadnezzar), Rank (second-in-command of the Nebuchadnezzar), Misc. (telecoms override to communicate outside of the Matrix and receive flash downloads), Misc. (emergency logouts).

Connections:
Morpheus (High), Neo (High), Zion (Low), Ghost (High).

Drawbacks:
Alter ego (outside the Matrix), Exile (to reality), Mistrust.

Equipment:

  • Armored shades [BODY 08, Shade: 02].
  • Paired Beretta semi-auto pistols [BODY 04, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 15 R#2]. Those are likely meant to be Beretta 92s in-universe, though due to the actress’ small hands a much smaller model (Beretta 84FS Cheetahs as identified at imfdb.org ) is used as a stand-in.
  • Knife [BODY 08, EV 03 [05 w/STR, 10 w/Martial Artist].

By Sébastien Andrivet, based on notes by Woodrow Hill.

Source of Character: The Matrix movie (1999).

Helper(s): Roy Cowan, Peter Piispanen.

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