- "I dreamed a dream...but now that dream is gone from me."
- ―Morpheus, quoting the biblical King Nebuchadnezzar. [src]
- "This is my ship...the Nebuchadnezzar, it's a hovercraft."
- ―Morpheus [src]
In The Matrix, the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar is searching for Neo, whom Morpheus believes to be The One. When they find him, he is trained and taken to see the Oracle. While returning from the Oracle, Cypher betrays the crew, gives the Agents Morpheus, and kills Dozer, Apoc, and Switch. Mouse is killed by a raiding squad of SWAT troopers when he is found in the hotel where he stands guard while waiting the rest of the crew's return. Neo and Trinity manage to save Morpheus from the agents, after which Neo is revealed to be The One.
The ship was heavily damaged when Sentinels invaded the ship when Morpheus, Trinity and Tank were desperately waiting for Neo to come back to the real world through a portal before discharging the EMP, disabling the ship and the Sentinels.
In Reloaded, the ship is seen again. Since the events of the first film, Tank has died, and Link has replaced him as operator. After Neo visits the Oracle, the crew goes to a restaurant called Le Vrai and takes the Keymaker from the Merovingian's captivity. Later that night, with the help of the crews of theVigilant and the Logos, and the exile the Keymaker, Neo enters the Source and speaks to the Architect.
The Nebuchadnezzar is destroyed by a Sentinel's tow bomb near the conclusion of Reloaded, right after Neo had left the Architect. The crew escapes before the ship's destruction thanks to Neo's new found ability to identify and assume limited control over Sentinel hardware using his powers as The One as shown at the conclusion of the movie. The crew were found by the hovercraft Mjolnir very shortly after.
The inscription on its core read "Mark III No. 11 made in the USA year 2069."
- ↑ The name Nebuchadnezzar is a Biblical reference to Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon, from the Book of Daniel. King Nebuchadnezzar ('the Great') was famous for his conquests of Israel in Biblical times (specifically Judah and Jerusalem). He also built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon (one of the lost Seven Wonders of the World) for his wife.
- ↑ Mark 3:11 reads "Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, 'You are the Son of God!'"
The name Nebuchadnezzar is most likely a reference to the palace where Alexander the Great died. Alexander was similar to Neo as he was raised and considered as the One and Neo also died in the Nebuchadnezzar.