Ethan has Arthrogryposis, a congenital joint defect. You can learn more about it here:
"Don't let this define you," people say. "There's nothing you can do." But there ARE things Ethan can't do, and he feels shortchanged by having his situation dismissed so easily.
Zach, knowing that such "Christian charity" was likely to be exceedingly disappointing for Ethan, and with Machiavellian ingenuity, realized that he could use Ethan to his own advantage. Muahahahaha! And the Trio was born...
...and promptly went divergent (#divergent), with a discussion of Deleuze's Difference and Repetition. E & Z talk about Number as an Archetypal Concept - is it merely subjective, or does it exist in the world? In conclusion, the Matrix is EVERYWHERE, except for in Ethan's ability to flip Zach the bird.