Enzo is Dot's little brother format. He's hyper-stacked for action but a bit short on practicality and caution. He's 2 megs of energy stuffed into a 1 meg Sprite. Enzo thinks Bob is awesome and he'd give his left node to come from the Super Computer like his hero.
Enzo is Dot's younger brother. He is a hyperactive ten-year-old that has two pints of pure adrenaline crammed into a one pint-sized kid. He is a whirling bundle of misdirected energy - which is usually focused on Bob.
Enzo idolizes Bob, and always tags along with his hero into Games, making a nuisance of himself with his bubbling enthusiasm and his complete lack of concentration.By default, after Bob is shot into the Web by Megabyte, Enzo becomes the new Guardian of Mainframe. Being a Guardian is more difficult than he anticipated, not only does he have to earn the confidence of the city, he has to learn to believe in himself. Without any guidance or formal training he does his best to fill the position, relying only on the memories of his mentor Bob's quick thinking as an example. Luckily, he has Bob's keytool, Glitch, to assist him.
Enzo, along with AndrAIa and Frisket, grow up while Game-hopping from system to system. He is now, in human terms, 22 years old. He is a renegade Guardian, having matured without guidance or a home.
He and AndrAIa are in love. There is a quiet respect between the two of them. They have been through a lot together, not unlike people who have survived a war. He is very protective of her, as is Frisket.
Enzo prefers to be called "Matrix", but AndrAIa still calls him "Enzo" or even "Sparky". She teases him, saying the only reason he wants to be called "Matrix" is because he thinks it sounds cool.
Matrix has never forgotten not being strong enough to win his last Game in Mainframe. He cannot stand still for a moment, he must be constantly lifting weights, so he can get bigger muscles and be stronger than the most formidable opponent.
He is also anticipating the day when he will meet up with Megabyte again. Matrix wants nothing more than to destroy him, with a slow, painful delete.
Matrix is a flawed character. He has always wanted to be Bob. But he is just Enzo Matrix.The things he has done to survive on the Net have pushed his conscience past the point of no return, but he still is good at heart.
Formerly Dot's little brother Enzo, Matrix compiled up while Game-hopping on the Net in the attempt to find his way home to Mainframe. Emerging from the Game Cubes as an incredibly large and muscular Renegade Guardian, Matrix constantly exercises to ensure that he will always be stronger than his most formidable opponent.
Maturing without any guidance or home, the things he has done to survive have pushes his conscience past the point of no return. Although known to "shoot first and ask questions later," if you go past the rough exterior he remains good at heart. Matrix's companion and love is AndrAIa, an A.I. Game Sprite. There is a quiet respect between the two of them as they have been through a lot together. He is very protective of her.
Enzo is Dot's younger brother, a hyperactive "ten-year-old" Sprite who is two pints of pure adrenaline crammed into one pint-sized kid. He's a whirling bundle of misdirected energy - which is usually focused on Bob, and now Matrix.
Enzo idolizes the two Guardians, and always tries to tag along with them to Games, making a nuisance of himself with his bubbling enthusiasm and his complete lack of concentration.
- The website declared Matrix to be the equivalent of 22 years old, but Gavin Blair has said he's only 19. (This is only in human terms, of course; see Units of Measurement.) Regardless, he is definitely at or above legal drinking age in whatever country you happen to live in. ;-)
- Backup Enzo wears his 01 outfit, but in "Painted Windows", the urgency came from needing to repair the damage "before the scheduled system backup occurs," meaning that he should have been backed up sometime after that point, making him 10. Since a young AndrAIa was not restored as well (as her icon was also in Game Sprite Mode at the time), this suggests that Enzo would have been backed up between "Painted Windows" and her arrival in "AndrAIa". (Although it's uncertain whether AndrAIa could even have been included in the backup without an icon in Sprite Mode; if not, the backup could have occurred anytime between "Painted Windows" and "Web World Wars", since that is when Enzo received his Guardian protocol, which the backup version does not have.)
- Enzo's name, according to Gavin Blair, originated from producer Chris Brough's insistence that:
"You have to have a kid... a little 'Enzo' running around in there..."
...it's not a reference to anything, it's not a computer term, it's simply the first kid's name that popped into Chris's head when he was telling us the show needed a kid to make a sale. (Quite possibly because it was the nickname he used to call his own son when he was young, but don't quote me on that teeny bit of the story.)
- Although Matrix declares in his intros, "My format? I have no format," and tells the mantoid virus, "There's no Guardian here," all other evidence indicates that this is his resentment (and/or lack of formal training) talking and his format technically remains Guardian (or, more precisely, Guardian cadet):
- He continues to wear a Guardian icon.
- "Icons": His first instinct upon entering a damaged system is to make what repairs he can.
- "The Episode with No Name":
- When Slimey Goober addresses him as "O great and wise Guardian," AndrAIa asks, "How did he know you're a Guardian?" (Matrix doesn't deny it this time, either, perhaps due to his current good mood.)
- The infected Guardians, and Turbo, track him using his/Bob's Guardian protocol.
- "She's infected the entire Guardian Collective except for you..." "...and Bob. But I'm only a cadet, version 1."
- "End Prog": He feels the same compulsion to enter the Game that he used to.
- Matrix's outfit appears to incorporate several pieces of his old cadet uniform:
- trousers (with the addition of Gun's holster patch)
- bracers (bent wider to fit his forearms and supplemented with wrist guards)
- one shoulder pad (stretched out of shape)
- The boots, although similar, have several differences in design to actual Guardian boots.
Posters and Print
- Fleer Ultra trading card #3
- ADV Films DVD, "To Mend and Defend"
- Anchor Bay DVD
- Anchor Bay DVD