|“||I am the Architect. I created the Matrix.||„|
|~ The Architect to Neo|
The Architect is a highly specialized, humorless program of the Machine world as well as the programmer of the Matrix. As the chief administrator of the system, he is possibly a collective manifestation, or at the very least a virtual representation of the entire Machine mainframe. He is described both as "The Creator" of The Matrix and as "The Father" of the Matrix.
He is a completely logical AI, devoid of all semblance of emotion. When being confronted by Neo the Architect displayed complete coldness, an analytical and pragmatic, and an air of superiority over his nature, viewing both Neo and the humans of the Matrix as lesser beings.
It is believed that, much like many creatures of human myth and legend, such as Angels, Vampires and Werewolves were actually programs of the two Matrix Prototypes, that the Architect, with his fully white suit and bearded old male appearance, is the origin of humanity's idea of "God". Following that idea, he can be compared to the gnostic/platonic concept of the Demiurge, as he is ultimately responsible for the existence of the Matrix, the "fake reality" in which humanity is trapped. Within Freemasonry, God is referred to as "the Great Architect," and is artistically depicted in a similar manner.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Unknown. Likely 5-B
Name: The Architect, The Creator, The Father
Origin: The Matrix
Age: Unknown (As old as the original Matrix)
Classification: AI, Programmer, and Administrator of The Matrix
Powers and Abilities: Non-Corporeal, Immortality (Types 1, possibly Type 4), Reality Warping, Information Manipulation (Holds absolute control over the entirety of The Matrix's coding), Causality Manipulation (Created the first Matrix, a flawless paradise where all was constant and eternal. Added the concept of Cause & Effect within the second Matrix), Acausality, Mind Manipulation (Within the first two Matrix Prototypes, humans were completely mindless from a conscious standpoint, being incapable of making any choices and merely following their programming. Added the concept of Choice / Free Will to the third Matrix), Conceptual Manipulation
Attack Potency: Unknown. Likely Planet level (Holds absolute control over the entire Matrix, being its creator/programmer, and administrator. Capable of fully rewriting the Matrix's code, or rebooting it to start anew)
Speed: Unknown (Possibly one with the entirety of The Matrix's code)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Unknown (Incapable of being harmed by anyone within the Matrix, as they are all but coding and data to him)
Stamina: Likely Infinite
Range: Planetary (Encompasses the entire Matrix)
Standard Equipment: Inapplicable. Wields and controls the entire Matrix Source Code
Weaknesses: None notable