Written by Mr. Mouseburger 3rd Nov 2006
Kindly submitted by lotus-kid
Switch is one of the crew of the Nebuchadnezzar, one of the ships which marks Zion's resistance to the war with the machines. The matrix is a complex veil of reality over the eyes of humankind, in order to keep us compliant while machines use our bodys energy like a battery to power themselves. Zion is the real reality (or is it?) for humans, and it is as depressing as can be.
No wonder then that Cypher, having been woken up from the illusion of the Matrix is keen to go back and forget reality. He strikes a deal with Agent Smith (q.v.) and in exchange for being put back into the Matrix he will betray his comrades.
While heavily pressed inside the matrix, and trying to escape, Cypher, who is in the real world, disconnects Switch's brain from her body while her brain is inside the matrix. This has the effect of killing her both inside the matrix and, as her brain is dead, it kills her in real life too.
See also Apoc (q.v.)