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Derez (short for Deresolve) is a term used to describe someone or something disappearing or dissolving, essentially resulting in deletion. It is a program's equivalent of death or the destruction of a building or vehicle. The opposite of derez is Rez, a program's equivalent of birth, or loading/starting a program in the system.


The word is derived from deresolve, which is usually said when conscripts receive their identity disc:

If you lose your disc, or fail to follow commands, you will be subject to immediate deresolution.


The word can be used as either a transitive or intransitive verb. For example, the quote:

Is he derezzing?

shows the word when used as an intransitive verb.



When programs derez in TRON, their circuits fade to darkness and they compress into a flash of light which winks upwards before disappearing entirely. Sometimes, they are enveloped in a red or yellow glow before they disappear. If they slowly derez from grievous injuries or from being decompiled, their circuitry may pulse slowly, dimming until it fades out, and their data scatters into the surrounding terrain as they deresolve.

TRON: Legacy

When programs derez in TRON: Legacy, they shatter into thousands of cubical voxels, which scatter on the ground like broken glass. The cube-like voxels appear to remain on the Grid after deresolution. The shattering of fast-moving vehicles, due to the energy involved in their destruction, appears similar to a liquid splash which rises from the impact and then dissipates. Both voxels and energy splashes reflect the circuit color of the derezzing person or object.

TRON: Uprising

Deresolution in TRON: Uprising is much the same as it is in TRON: Legacy. However, it is also mentioned that programs can be derezzed "bit by excruciating bit," as opposed to an instantaneous and comprehensive shatter. This may refer to the decompiler used to suck both energy and data out of programs, leaving them empty, colorless husks which shatter into dust instead of voxels.


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