Zion Councilor: Today we are here to decide who we will contract for the construction of APUs for our defense. We have Quality Zion Defense and Red Tag Defense.
Quality Zion Defense: Yes, our design not only includes large caliber guns and an intuitive movement system allowing anyone to use it. We also included high level magnets so the APUs can’t be knocked off platforms and body armor that encases the user. Given that Squids do not use projectile weapons we believe that this armor will insure the APUs are near invulnerable.
Red Tag Defense: We have designed nearly the same APU as Quality. We have discovered that without the magnets and body armor Zion can save a near fortune. The APUs should still be fine and able to fight off squids and anything else that might attack.
QZD: Councilor this is—
Councilor: We shall let the representative from Red Tag finish. We must consider every aspect of every design offered to us. The council must also consider the economy of Zion.
QZD: What economy? We don’t produce anything, we don’t sell anything. Actually the only thing that seems to happen regularly around here is the orgy in the temple and the complete waste of mud and water!
Councilor: Silence, the orgy in the temple is a tradition which can not be broken. We do not know how we could go on without the weekly traditional orgy in the temple.
RTD: I’ve noted that with my APU design the savings will allow us three more orgies in the temple then the Quality design. I can assure you that no Squid could possibly get close enough to the APUs to cause damage to personnel.
QZD: But if we just cancel three orgies in the temple we can easily afford to fully armor all APUs to a point of nearly invulnerable. The magnets will insure that an APU knocked off the many platforms and walkways that criss cross Zion.
Councilor: If you please, we will take it upon ourselves to make the best choices for the defense of Zion. We also must tend to the spiritual and economic needs of Zion. We shall take both designs now and consider both arguments before we make our decision.
(Council leaves chamber)
QZD: I can’t believe you stole my design and removed two of the most important aspects
RTD: What can I say, I love the orgies.
Councilor: We have reviewed both designs and all considerations involved with those designs. It is our decision that we will go with the design from Red Tag Defenses. Traditions can not be broken, and we have nothing more to live for then the weekly Orgy in the temple.
QZD: But But But, Think of the lifes! Think of the City!
Councilor: Silence, the decision is final. Work is to begin immediately on these designs. We must be prepared for the possible attack as soon as possible.
RTD: Thank you Councilor, we will begin immediately.
QZD: (mumbles) I hate you.
Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions
Really, what were they thinking? The Sentinels appear to have no ability to attack at a distance. Instead they must move in close and swarm. So why did the APUs have NO ARMOR AROUND THE HUMAN! That might have been an important idea so they couldn’t tear people to shreds while they were inside the APUs. I’m going to do a longer review eventually, especially of the bullshit quasi-philosophy of both of them.