- "We do only what we're meant to do."
- ―The Keymaker [src]
The Keymaker (sometimes spelled Key Maker) was a program created to open up the Source for The One. He is kept prisoner in the Chateau of the Merovingian, but with the help of Persephone, Morpheus, Neo and Trinity manage to free the Keymaker.
During their escape, the Keymaker assists Trinity in hotwiring a motorcycle. Agent Johnson attempted to kill him, but was stopped by Morpheus. Neo eventually arrives to rescue him and Morpheus, narrowly avoiding an explosive collision between two trucks on the freeway.
Just outside the door to the source, The Keymaker is shot by the Smiths. His last words were to assure Neo that he was at peace with his death and to direct Neo and Morpheus to the doors that would take them to their next destinations.
In the theatrical releases, he is portrayed by actor Randall Duk Kim (sometimes credited as Randall Kim).
The New MatrixEdit
After his death, his chain of keys were in the possession of the exile known as the Landlord. His brother, the Boxmaker, blaming the Merovingian for his death, got revenge by creating box-like portals to the Merovingian's prison constructs in the form of heavy and small boxes called Pandora's Box, unleashing powerful exiles onto the Matrix world, causing havoc.