The Degrading MatrixEdit
- "Neo: It ends tonight.
Smith: I know it does; I've seen it."
- ―Smith and Neo just before the fight
The FightEditThe two adversaries threw punches at each other, but neither of them gained the advantage. Soon both of them landed a punch on the other's face throwing them off in opposite directions. While Neo regained his balance and stood up unfazed and unharmed, Smith landed on the hard road and broke chunks off it.
Smith, now enraged, flew up into the air. Neo followed him and they both collided in mid-air, causing a shock-wake strong enough to stop water droplets in their tracks. The continued fighting airborne until Neo was thrown into a wall near Smith, destroying several more walls in the process.Neo and Smith then collided again inside the building, but Neo was thrown back and fell face-down. Smith declared that it was Neo that taught him the purpose of life, which he defined as being "to end".
Neo, determined to defeat Smith, stands up again. This time Neo got the upper hand in the battle and punched Smith several metres away.
They flew towards each other and created an explosion, destroying the glass off the skyscrapers. They continued rising upwards.When they reached the sky, Neo threw Smith a considerable distance. Smith then flew towards Neo, charging with a punch like a missile, and caused a gigantic shock-wave.
Smith smiled at the sight of Neo falling down. He then held Neo and began to augment his speed towards his downfall. The crash it caused was almost meteoric.
Neo struggled as watched his many clones surround the crater in which the combatants fell. Smith then began to question the reason behind Neo's persistence in fighting. Neo stood up, with great effort, and replied, "Because I choose to".
Smith and Neo then began to fight again, albeit much slower. Neo successfully threw Smith into the wall of the crater.Smith emerged from the hole, aggravated, and began to beat Neo brutally. At one point he recognised an event from one of his premonitions and, against his will, echoed the words of the Oracle:
Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.
These words then determined Neo's actions.
Neo understood that in order to destroy Smith, he would have to sacrifice himself. He then allows himself to be assimilated.
After the assimilation is completed, the eyes of Neo/Smith and Neo (in the real world) begin to glow white. Neo/Smith explodes; other Smiths soon follow suit and the Matrix is rebooted.
The Battle's end was the beginning of the peace between Humans and Machines. The Sentinels retreated from Zion and the war came to an end.