Okay here is my question. Me and my friend have been having an argument about who or what the Meta is. I claim that it is another name for freelancer Maine and has been used for a long time; meanwhile he claims that the Meta is the name for the collection of AI's in agent Maine whom are trying to find the Alpha. My argument was looking strong because Maine was called the Meta before he had all the AI but then when the recent trailer for season 10 came out the man at the end claimed that he was the Meta. So now I am less sure I am right. Could someone wiser than me and my friend settle this argument. Thanks :)
Meta is the name for the AI Collective, possibly including Maine but not necessarily. After Reconstruction, even though the AI were wiped out, he was so changed that his old name no longer fit him, as he was no longer the same person.
It actually hasn't been confirmed what the title "Meta" actually stands for. Season 10 should explain the origins of the title and the exact meaning of it.
Personally, I think the title "Meta" represents a cause that Maine and Sigma decided to pursue together. Therefore, any AI that Maine obtained would become a new member of that cause and thus adopt the name "Meta" to represent their shared pursuit. However, even after Maine lost his AI at the conclusion of Reconstruction, it appears that he kept the title "Meta", possibly because he was still committed to that cause, despite the loss of his AI. That's my interpretation of the title "Meta" though. Again, no solid answer has been provided.
The person who said "We Are The Meta" in the Season 10 preview was Sigma, Maine's original AI, so it would appear that Maine and Sigma are both official members of the Meta.
Well, I don't think there is enough evidence to definitively declare that Maine and the Meta have to be two distinct and unalike entities. Maine still went by the name "Meta" even after all the AI was gone, so it's possible that the title has indeed become interchangeable with his original codename.
But it is also important to note that Maine continued to go by the name "Meta" even after the AI were gone, so it seems like the presence of the AI is not an inherent trait of the Meta. The AI are "optional" members of the Meta. The only constant in the Meta is Agent Maine himself. Therefore, since all the AI is gone, it would seem that "Meta" as become interchangeable with "Maine".
No one calls him Maine anymore. Maine is dead, but what lives on is known as the Meta.
You know what? This isn't answering the question anymore, it's just discussion. And that isn't what this thread is about. If you want to continue talking about this, let's take it to the Season 10 thread. They're a bit starved for RvB discussion over there. Otherwise, let's drop it for now.
Maine behaves nearly exactly the same in Season 9 as he does in the Recollection Trilogy, even after he loses his AI. Therefore, I don't think Agent Maine has undergone any significant changes. The only apparent thing that has changed for him is his alliance and goals, and Freelancers like Wash and Carolina have undergone similar transformations that are no less extreme.
I agree that Agent Maine is no longer "Agent Maine" in the sense that he no longer works for Project Freelancer, and perhaps he discarded is old codename as a symbolic act to demonstrate that Project Freelancer no longer tell him who he is or what to do.
Tex is the embodiment of a memory of a real person named Alison that Dr. LL Church knew in his past. That memory was a major part of Alpha's being, and when he was tortured, that's when Tex came about.
And there are also two Tex's. There's the Blood Gulch one, but she (presumably) dies in Reconstruction along with the other AI in the Meta. The one after that is a memory of her from Epsilon. That's why Epsilon said "I forget you". So he could let the memory go and move on.
There is the possibility that in the event that she was captured, she was reinstated into the program because she was to valuable to lose. and seeing that she is an AI she could of had a partial memory wipe. so Until church reactivates her in the Freelancer warehouse and she goes through the directors files there is the possibility that she had no knowledge of the uprising beforehand.