History Film / BladeRunner

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'''Character tropes go on to the [[Characters/BladeRunner Characters Sheet]].'''
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* FiveFiveFive: Blade Runner uses 7-digit phone numbers starting with 555 for their video phones - as shown when Deckard calls Rachel.

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* FiveFiveFive: Blade Runner uses 7-digit phone numbers starting with 555 for their video phones - as shown when Deckard calls Rachel.Rachael.



** Another interpretation of the ending, when Deckard [[spoiler:finds the origami unicorn, likely left by Gaff]] is that they may be [[spoiler:constantly on the run from other Blade Runners who will be sent to retire Rachel]], and that Gaff [[spoiler:is giving Deckard and Rachel a head-start out of respect]].

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** Another interpretation of the ending, when Deckard [[spoiler:finds the origami unicorn, likely left by Gaff]] is that they may be [[spoiler:constantly on the run from other Blade Runners who will be sent to retire Rachel]], Rachael]], and that Gaff [[spoiler:is giving Deckard and Rachel Rachael a head-start out of respect]].



* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: When Deckard has lost his HandCannon, Leon picks him up and says, "Time to die..." -- only to get [[BoomHeadshot shot in the head]] by Rachel from behind, who has picked up the gun.

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* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: When Deckard has lost his HandCannon, Leon picks him up and says, "Time to die..." -- only to get [[BoomHeadshot shot in the head]] by Rachel Rachael from behind, who has picked up the gun.



* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Tyrell's death]]. Leon also appears to be about to shove his fingers into Deckard's eyes at one point until he his stopped by Rachel's ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind.

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* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Tyrell's death]]. Leon also appears to be about to shove his fingers into Deckard's eyes at one point until he his stopped by Rachel's Rachael's ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind.



* ItIsDehumanizing: Deckard performs the replicant-detector Voight-Kampf test on Rachel, who it confirms is one of them, which she doesn't know. After she leaves the room, Deckard turns to Tyrell, her boss and creator.

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* ItIsDehumanizing: Deckard performs the replicant-detector Voight-Kampf test on Rachel, Rachael, who it confirms is one of them, which she doesn't know. After she leaves the room, Deckard turns to Tyrell, her boss and creator.



* NoEnding: The Director's Cut and Final Cut have no closure on the fate of Deckard and Rachel.

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* NoEnding: The Director's Cut and Final Cut have no closure on the fate of Deckard and Rachel.Rachael.



* OminouslyOpenDoor: Towards the end, Deckard returns to his apartment only to find the front door slightly ajar. He proceeds with caution only ti find that it was Rachel who [[TrespassingToTalk trespassed to sleep]].

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* OminouslyOpenDoor: Towards the end, Deckard returns to his apartment only to find the front door slightly ajar. He proceeds with caution only ti find that it was Rachel Rachael who [[TrespassingToTalk trespassed to sleep]].



* SignatureItemClue: Officer Gaff likes to create little origami figurines and leave them behind. At the end of the movie, Deckard finds a unicorn left by Gaff outside his apartment (in which Rachel was hiding). This showed that Gaff had been there and didn't capture or kill Rachel or notify the other police of her presence the way he should have. [[spoiler:This, combined with Deckard's dream of a unicorn inserted into the extended cut, is intended to indicate that Gaff knows Deckard is a replicant with implanted memories. For more interpretations of the origami unicorn, see [[WMG/BladeRunner the WMG page]].]]

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* SignatureItemClue: Officer Gaff likes to create little origami figurines and leave them behind. At the end of the movie, Deckard finds a unicorn left by Gaff outside his apartment (in which Rachel Rachael was hiding). This showed that Gaff had been there and didn't capture or kill Rachel Rachael or notify the other police of her presence the way he should have. [[spoiler:This, combined with Deckard's dream of a unicorn inserted into the extended cut, is intended to indicate that Gaff knows Deckard is a replicant with implanted memories. For more interpretations of the origami unicorn, see [[WMG/BladeRunner the WMG page]].]]



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Subverted with Rachel who Deckard finds lying motionless under a sheet in his bed. He checks on her and is reliefed to learn that she was just sleeping.

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Subverted with Rachel Rachael who Deckard finds lying motionless under a sheet in his bed. He checks on her and is reliefed to learn that she was just sleeping.
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* TheAlcoholic: It's much faster to count the scenes in which Deckard ''isn't'' drinking. And if you can still drink with a split lip, then you are an überholic. This goes right toward Deckard as a FilmNoir detective. Notice also that Bryant ''never'' drinks: he pours two glasses while discussing the skin-jobs loose on the street, but never touches his glass, just watches while Deckard drinks his. Later, he tells him "Drink some for me, huh?". The implication is that he is an alcoholic in recovery and derives vicarious pleasure from watching others drink, but won't drink himself.



* AntiHero: Deckard isn't the most likable of guys, and his job of executing the AmbiguouslyHuman replicants is ambiguously moral.
* AntiVillain: Roy Batty. He's a violent murderer, but he's also an escaped slave who just wants to live his life in peace. In the original ending, Deckard speculates that [[spoiler:Roy spared his life for no other reason than Roy's love for life. Though the canonicity of the voice-over is heavily debatable as it's been removed in subsequent versions of the film, most notably the Directors Cut. Another suggestion is that Batty's real motivation for the rescue is the desire for his life to be remembered.]]



* BadassLongcoat: Deckard, Gaff, Leon and Roy Batty.



* BigBad: Roy Batty.



* DaChief: An inversion. Deckard does not appear to like or respect the police chief very much.



* FeatherBoaConstrictor: Zhora wears a replicant snake as a fashion accessory.



* FourEyesZeroSoul: Tyrell wears thick glasses and is responsible for exploiting the life he creates with forced servitude and short lifespans.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Pris, who is a "basic pleasure model" and uses her skills to win over JF. [[spoiler:However, it's a ruse to gain access to Tyrell.]]



* LackOfEmpathy: The distinguishing feature of Replicants. The Voight-Kampf test involves asking the subject pointed questions and gauging their emotional response. Ultimately, however, it's revealed that Replicants really do learn to empathize. Tyrell suggests that the reason for their limited lifespan is because if they lived too long they'd be indistinguishable from human beings. This is one of the biggest apparent diversions from the original book, in which Replicants are stated to have no empathy whatsoever and are compared to humanity's own growing lack of empathy; however, given Irmgard Baty's reaction to Isidore's FreakOut over a dead spider amongst other events depicted in the book, this is commonly considered an example of UnreliableNarrator and UnreliableExpositor.



* ManChild: While the Replicants are adults both physically and mentally, they're still very childlike in their emotions, be it Pris's very whimsical behavior or Roy basically having a temper tantrum when [[spoiler:meeting Tyrell and killing his father]].



* MurderousThighs: Pris tries to use them on Deckard, but he ultimately [[spoiler:survives and kills her]].



* NominalHero: The Replicants are escaped slaves from deep space. The Blade Runners are bounty hunters who get money for gunning them down. A Blade Runner protagonist makes for an uneasy moral setting at best.



* SmugSnake: Gaff. So very much. Possibly Holden, too.



* SuperStrength: Nexus-6 Replicants are built to be far more durable and stronger than human beings, at the cost of a reduced lifespan. In the climax, Roy Batty lifts up Deckard's entire body weight using only one hand [[spoiler:to save Deckard's life]].



* TragicVillain: The Replicants. All they want is to have normal lifespans and be free, but they can't have either.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Sebastian has an aging disease (Called Methuselah Syndrome in the film), making him look over fifty years old at twenty-five. NEXUS-6 Replicants never live past four years, by design.
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Blade Runner'' has been re-released many times. There's a Director's Cut, a Special Edition, a "Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition" (that comes in the same kind of metal briefcase as the Voight-Kampff machines), and a 3-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition.[[note]]The 30th Anniversary Edition compresses three discs of the Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition into one 50 GB Blu-ray Disc and adds an HD Stills Gallery.[[/note]] The 5 versions included in the two newest releases include: The 1982 Workprint, The US Theatrical Cut, The International theatrical cut, The 1992 Director's cut and the 2007 Final Cut. According to TheOtherWiki there are ''two other versions'' that exist but aren't included in the current set (A TV broadcast version and a sneak preview version which uses deleted scenes).
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* WeAreAsMayflies: Inverted with the Replicants, who only live four years before they shut off.
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* [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking The Monster Down]]: Attempted by Tyrell. [[spoiler:He fails.]]
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* RidiculousFutureInflation: Deckard has to pay a fairly infuriating price for a 30-second [[VideoPhone vidphone]] call. In the Final Cut version, however, it's only $1.25.
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath:
** [[spoiler:Roy Batty]] rescues and spares Deckard's life just before his death.
** [[spoiler:Deckard]] himself: if he is a replicant, he will die very soon, "paying" for the [[spoiler:replicants he killed in the name of the state]].

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath:
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RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Roy Batty]] rescues and spares Deckard's life just before his death.
** [[spoiler:Deckard]] himself: if he is a replicant, he will die very soon, "paying" for the [[spoiler:replicants he killed in the name of the state]].
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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Comes up in discussions about the questionable nature of Deckard and Rachael's "love scene." Some argue that it is supposed to be for her own good because she needed to learn how to feel.
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Deckard is prone to this. In every fight he gets into with any of the replicants, he takes one hell of a beating.
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