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August 16, 2007

The answer is out there, Neo, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.

srikanth @ 4:18 am, GMT +0000 ( 1187237894 ) Play

Thought I would go a little into geek canon for this question. Connect everything:

Mark 3:11 – Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, “You are the Son of God!”

Mark 14:14 – and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples

Mark 6:16 – But when Herod heard [of it], he kept saying, “John, whom I beheaded, has risen!”

Mark 14:62 – And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.”

Mark 3:9 – And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him;

Mark 13:32 – But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father [alone].

I need the overall funda for this connect. Individual explanations for each point are not strictly needed.

Tip: Think bold. Google smart.

Cracked By: Abhinav, Devadutta, Jabba. Sandesh was in the general vicinity of the right answer :-)

Answers below:

The hovercraft in the Matrix universe had a number along the lines of Mark # Number #, much like modern cars or planes. The series was filled with references to Christianity; these numbers weren’t spared either. The number for each craft was chosen to correspond to a verse from the Gospel of Mark (which also used the same namespace) The verse chosen usually described or represented something special about the role that particular hovercraft played in the entire storyline.

For example: The Nebuchadnezzar (the most famous) was Mark III No. 11. The gospel of Mark, verse 3:11 speaks of unclean spirits being cleansed/converted (the mind-freeing trick) before the messiah (could be Neo, mostly is morpheus who does the freeing).

Get the whole list at

Mark III No 11: Nebuchadnezzar
Mark XIV No 14: Logos
Mark VI No. 16: Osiris

and so on… This kind of self-reference is all over the Matrix as part of its post-modernist ethos. (BTW this question is like that too: Note the reference of the title to the question, to the fact that its a quiz blog, and to the answer. I’m a genius, no?)

6 Responses to “The answer is out there, Neo, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.”

  1. yaksha

    sabbath days,the synagogue…..

  2. A tip : dont leave the answer as part of the post . Leave the answer as a comment , So that we dont end up seeing the answer along with the question! , in case we miss out on a day or two ..

  3. A result of Thinking Bold and smart googling :)

    {search key: Mark)

    Add some more brownie points to my kitty :)

  4. Ship names in The Matrix..
    All these verses from the Gospel of Mark have been used to name ships in Matrix…
    (Think Bold was a good clue :) )

  5. Sandesh

    Neo in matrix is like jesus, these excerpts signifies that neo might have had a final meal(last supper) before getting on nebuchadnezar(the boat mentioned in 3;9), he din’t want anyone else to go along with him when he goes beyond clouds into the doomed world to deal with the A.I God.

    I know it’s abstract,even i din get wat i was typing…..

  6. Jabba the Hutt

    Hmmm…Hazard another guess i shall. Could these possibly refer to the hover crafts in the matrix?

    The quotes refer to people/characters after whom the hover crafts are named.

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