They generally served as a guard or protector in their duties and were generally partnered with Apoc. They called Neo a "coppertop" implying that Neo was producing electricity in the human farm. They held him at gunpoint in case his avatar was possessed by an Agent while Trinity removed a bug implanted in Neo's body.
Switch was ruthlessly killed when Cypher pulled their data probe from their headjack aboard the Nebuchadnezzar as part of his attempt to return his body to the Matrix power plant. Switch's last words as they realized the horror of their fate, kneeling over the body of Apoc, were "Not like this... not like this." This combined with the fact that they were the only person to show their distress when he was killed could hint they had romantic feelings for Apoc.
- Switch is one of the only two redpills seen in the Matrix film trilogy dressed in white, the other one being Ghost during the highway chase scene.
- They are also an allusion to the white angel and the female warrior.
- In the original script of the Matrix film, Switch changed genders upon entering the Matrix, which coined their name, Switch. This may be a reflection of Lana Wazowski's publicly struggles with her gender identity at the time, which were unknown to the public at the time.