This sounds, as I said before, brilliant. I'm not sure if you have a character sheet in mind, but I have a character in mind I'd like to throw in the ring.
Captain Samuel Robinson
Occupation: Captain of the Gemini
History: After becoming aware of the Matrix (See below) And realizing that in fact he is not a stunning young manager rising on the corporate ladder, but in fact a battery and processor unit for some terrible machine, oh and male on top of that, Sam takes to the resistance with a vengeance. Being part of several successful raids on the machines in the reality, as well as numerous extractions of red pills, he quickly rises to a position of command, and is given control of the Gemini. He selects a group of people with the same condition (program error really) as he has, as he believes that will help them grow closer and more effective.
Miss Samantha Robinson
Occupation: Team manager customer service
History: Samantha, Sam to her friends had it all, a stellar career working for the world's biggest customer service provider, good looks, a nice house, a fleet of men she enjoyed her time with. Her life was perfect. That was, until one day she saw a man jump off an office building, shrug it off and walk on.
From that moment on, everything changed. She started seeing little flaws in the world. Objects that seemed to randomly shift or disappear without anyone to move them. light without source, or shadows cast by nothing. At first, she thought it was the stress of her job getting to her, but slowly she realized what she saw was real.
Then one day, she looked in the mirror, and saw a man staring back at her. A slightly older, male version of herself. The image came back several times, each time revealing a little more of the man's surroundings. He was in some kind of tank, surrounded by robots. Was she going crazy, or was there something wrong with the world?
One night she went to bed thinking about the flaws, the visions and the man, and when she fell asleep, she had very strange scary dreams of robots keeping her trapped to work as their battery. When she woke up, she found herself lying in the tank, with the robots around. As she looked at herself she noticed she had the hands and legs of a man. That's when the explosion hit.