Agent Smith, now with the abilities of a computer virus, is able to
copy himself onto other files(anyone in the Matrix). This includes
other sentient programs, people still hard-wired in the Matrix, and
even freed minds. When he does this, the person he infects
instantly morphs into another Smith, thinking and behaving the same
way as the original(assuming there is one. It's hard to tell).
First he infects a little girl who was staying with the Oracle(we
don't see him do the deed, but a Smith later quotes something the
Oracle told the girl, indicating he did), and then he copies
himself onto the Oracle. When the Oracle becomes another Smith,
this one is much more powerful then the others.
originally posted by D on 2004-01-21, no edits, entryid=3090