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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

The Matrix: An Asset to the System The Matrix
"An Asset to the System"
Online comic
Plot and art by Troy Nixey
Lettered by Richard Starkings and Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt


A security guard witnesses his partner’s sudden transformation into an Agent.


Read the story at the Internet Archive


Didja Know?


This story originally appeared on the official Matrix website in 2000. It was later printed in The Matrix Comics, Vol. 2 published by Burlyman Entertainment, a comic book publisher founded by the Wachowskis.


Characters appearing or mentioned in this story


Peter Williford

Peter's father (mentioned only, deceased)

Peter's mother (mentioned only)




Didja Notice?


Pete works as a security guard at Grau Industries in the Matrix. This is a fictitious company.


The end of the story shows Pete's body being flushed out of his pod in the physical world, indicating he died in the Matrix. He must have been caught in the crossfire between the resistance member and the Agent and was killed.


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