LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: Keanu Reeves attends MOCA Gala 2022 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on June 04, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)
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The Agent Smith
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The Matrix
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In "The Matrix" films, Neo is The One; and in the end, he fulfills The Oracle's prophecy. Others have speculated against this idea, and there is ample evidence to support at least a second look at some of the other characters.
The character with the strongest case as humanity's savior is none other than Agent Smith, as he can go full virus mode, changing things at will and assimilating inhabitants. Also, Smith suggests to Morpheus in the first film that he has been around since the beginning, and Neo resets the Matrix, but only after Smith assimilates him.
The Oracle’s strategy regarding The One could have been to get Neo to inadvertently guide Smith to fulfill the prophecy without anyone but The Oracle. The Architect reveals that the Oracle created The One, which could be why Smith calls her "Mom,” and perhaps Smith was the ultimate pawn all along.