The One's Power
powers : human : the one
Every ability Neo exhibits thus far can be explained as an amplified version of existing Zionist abilities. Fundamentally, he has applied Self-Editing theory to itself. Neo can edit himself to a greater degree than any other human but in the same areas and to a limit. However at those limits, Neo exceeds Machine capabilities. For the sake of constraint, we work with the assumption that The One's Amplification can occur with only one iteration beyond human and is not recursive. Explanations of The One's abilities in terms of Amplification:
- All powers. Amplification of Self Editing.
- Base power level. Without even trying, Neo seems to have more power. Amplification of Focus.
- Reinforcement. Higher upper limit of strength, speed, etc. Amplification of Reinforcement.
- Stopping bullets. Amplification of telekinesis.
- Flight. Amplification of telekinesis, applying it to self instead of blocks.
- "I can feel you now." Amplification of ESP.
- Seeing the code. Amplification of Awareness.
- Resurrection. Amplification of Healing. For example, what Trinity and Morpheous do.
- Destroying Smith. Either Amplification of TK or Self Editing. See the case study.
- System Failure. Amplification of carrier signal disruption. See The Red Pill Theory.
- The mirror. Hallucination as per the Chat and '96 script, but we can adopt TK too, however it gets messy (it isn't a familiar object, it is edited without touch, and Neo isn't extremely focused).
- Dead Neo. It's possible he heard Trinity, but we don't know if he did. Too specialized a case.
- Prophecy. Having a prophecy about oneself is not a power.
- Flexing universe. Is that VFX, a glitch, or what? Not knowing definitely what it is, there's no need to define it in terms of a power.
The most common objection, of course, is the belief that Neo is either unlimited or has unlimited potential. That is dealt with in several places. Nearly every scenario can be neatly explained in terms of Amplification except for the destruction of Smith which is potentially a special case. Those problems are discussed in the Project section.