Many Cyberpunk players experience Deja vu from The Matrix when they come across choosing the left or right pill.
Players choosing the pills play a vital role in subsiding or augmenting Johnny SilverHand’s presence in V’s Brain.
Continue reading to gain insights on the consequences of taking the left or right pill in Cyberpunk 2077.
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- The Connection To The Matrix In Cyberpunk
- Johnny Silver Hand’s Presence In V’s Brain
- Understanding The Pills In Cyberpunk
- A Second Dilemma: Left Or Right Pill
- Skipping The Right Pill (Blue): Effects
- The Bottom Line
The Connection To The Matrix In Cyberpunk
If you haven’t picked up on it already, Keanu Reaves takes on the role of Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077.
Undoubtedly, Cyberpunk developers have acknowledged his iconic status in the entertainment world.
Thus, they skillfully incorporated it into the game to increase its visibility.
If you’re familiar with The Matrix, Morpheus presents Neo’s choices between the left (Red) or right (Blue) pills.
Johnny Silver Hand’s Presence In V’s Brain
In The Matrix, Morpheus presents Neo with a choice in which Neo has to decide between the left or right pill.
Similar to this scene, Misty presents V with a binding choice between taking a left or right pill.
The right pill is the Blue Pill, whereas the left is the Red Pill.
The game puts V in a dilemma and follows the prologue when V discovers Silverhand’s digital presence in his brain.
Understanding The Pills In Cyberpunk
For you to survive, the game presents an NPC named Misty, who offers you a choice between the left and right pills.
Misty’s right pill is the Blue pill, known as Omega Blockers, and the Left Pill is the Red Pill, known as Pseudoendotrizine.
1. The Right Pill (Blue): Omega Blockers
Misty’s blue container in her right palm contains the Right Pill named Omega Blockers.
The blue pill is meant to decelerate Silverhand’s playing Keanu Reeves’s influence over your body.
If you take the blue pill, it will slow down Silverhands control over you.
2. The Left Pill (Red ): Pseudoendotrizine
Misty’s red container in her left palm contains the Left Pill named Pseudoendotrizine.
The Red Pill intends to do the opposite and accelerate the Silverhand’s influence over your body.
If you take the red pill, you will give Silver the upper hand by letting him control your body.
A Second Dilemma: Left Or Right Pill
However, at some point in the game, Johny SilverHand temporarily takes control of V’s body.
Next, he goes on a wild adventure in Afterlife’s nightclub in V’s body.
Surprisingly, Silverhand runs into someone who strikingly resembles a lot like Morpheus from the Matrix movie.
Like in The Matrix, Johnny goes through the dilemma of making a critical choice between the left and right pill.
Survival And The Pills
You will get a red or blue pill when you somehow survive after stealing the Relic.
The scenario is similar to The Matrix; however, this moment lasts only a few seconds.
Skipping The Right Pill (Blue): Effects
When you don’t take Omega blockers, Johnny SilverHand will inhabit your body.
Thus, this is a huge risk to take because the relic has altered V’s biology to the point of incompatibility.
Besides, If you let Johhny take over your body, it might bring him success and happiness.
Henceforth, Johnny SilverHand will pursue additional mini-quests as V in the game.
Your Choice In The Game
Hence, you can perform either of these choices to move forward in the game.
- Option 1: Take the Left Pill, Pseudoendotrizine and sacrifice your body to aid Johnny in his missions and save V’s life.
- Alternative Option: Else leave Night City to forge your path and pursue additional side missions as V.
The Bottom Line
In Cyberpunk, many pills possess their benefits and drawbacks.
However, deciding which pill to take in Cyberpunk 2077 depends entirely on the individual and their preferences.