By day, he is Thomas A. Anderson, a program writer for a respectable software company. By night, he is a hacker who goes by the name 'Neo'. Neo has spent quite a while looking for the elusive Morpheus, almost a myth in hacker circles. Little does he know Morpheus is also looking for him.
Morpheus has spent his life searching the matrix for 'the one'. He is the captain of the Nebuchadnezzar, and the leader of the group.
A former hacker who was brought out of the matrix by Morpheus. Neo had heard of her in hacker circles, from before she was brought out.
The oddball among Morpheus' crew. Cypher is highly sarcastic and disgruntled, and seems not to be happy fighting on the humans side...
The malicious computer 'Agent', whose job it is to crackdown on Morpheus and his people, and ultimately obtain the 'key' to Zion, the last human city, so that the last remains of mankind may be conquered.