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7th Jan '17 5:07:47 PM Xtifr
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* EvilRoy: Roy Batty, the film's villain ... well, AntiVillain.
23rd Dec '16 10:43:54 AM TrollBrutal
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->[[spoiler: ''"It's too bad she won't live! But then again who does?"'']]

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->[[spoiler: ''"It's ->''"It's too bad she won't live! But then again who does?"'']]does?"''
22nd Dec '16 2:38:02 PM KoBB
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->''"It's too bad she won't live! But then again who does?"''

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->''"It's ->[[spoiler: ''"It's too bad she won't live! But then again who does?"''does?"'']]
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->''"It's too bad she won't live! But then again who does?"''
21st Dec '16 9:49:04 AM Saveelich
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* TagLine: "Man has made his match... now it's his problem."
19th Dec '16 5:29:03 PM KingClark
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The book spends some time laying the foundation for a seemingly-human police officer actually being a secret android in 21st-century California. [[spoiler: Though Ridley Scott insists he intended his Deckard to be a replicant, all references explaining how and why an illegal artificial human would be on the LAPD payroll were removed for the film.]]

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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The book spends some time laying the foundation for a seemingly-human police officer actually being a secret android in 21st-century California. [[spoiler: Though [[spoiler:Though Ridley Scott insists he intended his Deckard to be a replicant, all references explaining how and why an illegal artificial human would be on the LAPD payroll were removed for the film.]]



** [[spoiler: Roy Batty]] at the end. One of the most memorable in movie history.
** [[spoiler: Zhora's]] is this as well, being particularly drawn-out and brutal.

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** [[spoiler: Roy [[spoiler:Roy Batty]] at the end. One of the most memorable in movie history.
** [[spoiler: Zhora's]] [[spoiler:Zhora's]] is this as well, being particularly drawn-out and brutal.



* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: The Director's Cut and Final Cut end on this note.]]

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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: The Director's Cut and Final Cut end on this note.]]



* AndThisIsFor: Followed by [[spoiler: Roy Batty]] breaking [[spoiler: Deckard's fingers.]]

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* AndThisIsFor: Followed by [[spoiler: Roy [[spoiler:Roy Batty]] breaking [[spoiler: Deckard's [[spoiler:Deckard's]] fingers.]]



* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler: In the Workprint and later the Final Cut, Roy whispers to J.F. "Sorry, Sebastian..." before killing him. He also grimaces in the elevator after killing Tyrell.]]

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* ApologeticAttacker: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the Workprint and later the Final Cut, Roy whispers to J.F. "Sorry, Sebastian..." before killing him. He also grimaces in the elevator after killing Tyrell.]]



* 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.]]

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* 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 [[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.]]



* BittersweetEnding: The Director's and Final Cut end with Deckard realizing that the four years expiration date ''does'' apply to Rachael, and he [[spoiler:- possibly being a replicant himself - may end with the same fate as well]].
** 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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* BittersweetEnding: BittersweetEnding:
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The Director's and Final Cut end with Deckard realizing that the four years expiration date ''does'' apply to Rachael, and he [[spoiler:- possibly [[spoiler:he--possibly being a replicant himself - may himself--may end with the same fate as well]].
** Another interpretation of the ending, when Deckard [[spoiler: finds [[spoiler:finds the origami unicorn, likely left by Gaff]] is that they may be [[spoiler: constantly [[spoiler:constantly on the run from other Blade Runners who will be sent to retire Rachel]], and that Gaff [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is giving Deckard and Rachel a head-start out of respect]].



** Tyrell wears large glasses whose lenses distort his eyes considerably. [[spoiler: Roy gouges them as he kills Tyrell by crushing his head.]]

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** Tyrell wears large glasses whose lenses distort his eyes considerably. [[spoiler: Roy [[spoiler:Roy gouges them as he kills Tyrell by crushing his head.]]



* BoomHeadshot: How [[spoiler: Leon]] meets his fate.

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* BoomHeadshot: How [[spoiler: Leon]] [[spoiler:Leon]] meets his fate.



* CripplingTheCompetition: Roy Batty breaks two of Deckard's fingers to hamper his ability to use his gun and as revenge for [[spoiler: killing Zhora and Pris]]. Interestingly, he does not break his trigger finger. Deckard still has to start using his other hand instead.

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* CripplingTheCompetition: Roy Batty breaks two of Deckard's fingers to hamper his ability to use his gun and as revenge for [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing Zhora and Pris]]. Interestingly, he does not break his trigger finger. Deckard still has to start using his other hand instead.



* DefectiveDetective: Deckard. Not only is he plagued with self-loathing and doubt, he becomes increasingly unsure that his role as Blade Runner is ethical, and eventually [[spoiler: becomes a fugitive with Rachael]].

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* DefectiveDetective: Deckard. Not only is he plagued with self-loathing and doubt, he becomes increasingly unsure that his role as Blade Runner is ethical, and eventually [[spoiler: becomes [[spoiler:becomes a fugitive with Rachael]].



* DoorClosesEnding: It ends like this, immediately after the main character has found out [[spoiler: he may be a replicant too]]. [[note]] only in the more recent 'Director's Cut' and 'Final Cut' versions, see ''Focus Group Ending'' below. [[/note]]

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* DoorClosesEnding: It ends like this, immediately after the main character has found out [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he may be a replicant too]]. [[note]] only in the more recent 'Director's Cut' and 'Final Cut' versions, see ''Focus Group Ending'' below. [[/note]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding : In the theatrical cut, Deckard's voiceover informs that [[spoiler: the four-year expiration date did not apply to Rachael, and the final shot is just the opposite of the dark and oppressive mood of the whole movie; a bucolic and sunny place crossed by a road that implies they reach a HappilyEverAfter.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding : In the theatrical cut, Deckard's voiceover informs that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the four-year expiration date did not apply to Rachael, and the final shot is just the opposite of the dark and oppressive mood of the whole movie; a bucolic and sunny place crossed by a road that implies they reach a HappilyEverAfter.]]HappilyEverAfter]].



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

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



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption [[spoiler: The replicants' quest for more life]] is doomed from the beginning, as [[spoiler: they're made with a finite lifespan]].

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The replicants' quest for more life]] is doomed from the beginning, as [[spoiler: they're [[spoiler:they're made with a finite lifespan]].



** [[spoiler: Leon and Roy]] both say, "Time to die" as their last words. Each of their complete lines had elements of ad-libbing.
** [[spoiler: Roy's]] final words are now iconic. And featuring some incredible ad-libbing by Rutger Hauer.
--> [[spoiler: I've… seen things you people wouldn't believe… Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears… in… rain. Time… to die…]]

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** [[spoiler: Leon [[spoiler:Leon and Roy]] both say, "Time to die" as their last words. Each of their complete lines had elements of ad-libbing.
** [[spoiler: Roy's]] [[spoiler:Roy's]] final words are now iconic. And featuring some incredible ad-libbing by Rutger Hauer.
--> [[spoiler: I've… [[spoiler:I've… seen things you people wouldn't believe… Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears… in… rain. Time… to die…]]



* {{Gorn}}: [[spoiler: Tyrell's]] death, in the International and Final cuts.
* GreaterScopeVillain: The [[MegaCorp Tyrell Corporation]] is responsible for the creation of the replicants as well as [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman the resulting social hierarchy between them and humans]]. However, it doesn't play as direct a role in the film as BigBad Roy Batty, and its distance from the plot is even emphasized in a scrapped scene, when [[spoiler: "Tyrell" is revealed to be a replicant of the real founder of the corporation, who entered cryogenic stasis many years before]].

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* {{Gorn}}: [[spoiler: Tyrell's]] [[spoiler:Tyrell's]] death, in the International and Final cuts.
* GreaterScopeVillain: The [[MegaCorp Tyrell Corporation]] is responsible for the creation of the replicants as well as [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman the resulting social hierarchy between them and humans]]. However, it doesn't play as direct a role in the film as BigBad Roy Batty, and its distance from the plot is even emphasized in a scrapped scene, when [[spoiler: "Tyrell" [[spoiler:"Tyrell" is revealed to be a replicant of the real founder of the corporation, who entered cryogenic stasis many years before]].



* HanShotFirst: Arguably, the only clunky and poorly-done change made for the Final Cut of the film is when Batty confronts Tyrell, where the line is changed from [[spoiler: "I want more life... fucker."]] to [[spoiler: "I want more life... father."]].

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* HanShotFirst: Arguably, the The only clunky and poorly-done change made for the Final Cut of the film is when Batty confronts Tyrell, where the line is changed from [[spoiler: "I [[spoiler:"I want more life... fucker."]] to [[spoiler: "I [[spoiler:"I want more life... father."]].



* ImpaledPalm: [[spoiler:Batty]] uses a nail driven into his own hand to stave off death for a few minutes. It's extremely visible as he [[spoiler: saves Deckard's life]].

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* ImpaledPalm: [[spoiler:Batty]] uses a nail driven into his own hand to stave off death for a few minutes. It's extremely visible as he [[spoiler: saves [[spoiler:saves Deckard's life]].



* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: J.F. Sebastian]] is killed offscreen by Roy after [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outliving his usefulness]].

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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: J.[[spoiler:J.F. Sebastian]] is killed offscreen by Roy after [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outliving his usefulness]].



* MercyKill: Deckard means to kill [[spoiler: Pris]] anyway, but after shooting her the first time, she is sent into painful and violent spasms. The look on Deckard's face and his haste in firing at her again (and again) shows that he'd rather she just die quickly than in prolonged pain.

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* MercyKill: Deckard means to kill [[spoiler: Pris]] [[spoiler:Pris]] anyway, but after shooting her the first time, she is sent into painful and violent spasms. The look on Deckard's face and his haste in firing at her again (and again) shows that he'd rather she just die quickly than in prolonged pain.



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

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



** Deckard and Roy have earned a certain amount of respect for one another at the end of the film: [[spoiler: Roy saves Deckard's life instead of letting him fall to his death, and Deckard listens as Roy recounts some experiences from his short life and feels pity when he dies]].

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** Deckard and Roy have earned a certain amount of respect for one another at the end of the film: [[spoiler: Roy [[spoiler:Roy saves Deckard's life instead of letting him fall to his death, and Deckard listens as Roy recounts some experiences from his short life and feels pity when he dies]].



* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The Replicants are almost perfect in resemblance to regular humans, to the point where only a psychological test can detect them. Rachael takes this trope even further: she's a Replicant who thinks she is human. When Deckard tests the machine on Rachael, it takes over one hundred questions for him to determine she is a Replicant (it takes only twenty or thirty, normally). And that's not even getting into the idea that [[spoiler: Deckard]] may be a Replicant.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The Replicants are almost perfect in resemblance to regular humans, to the point where only a psychological test can detect them. Rachael takes this trope even further: she's a Replicant who thinks she is human. When Deckard tests the machine on Rachael, it takes over one hundred questions for him to determine she is a Replicant (it takes only twenty or thirty, normally). And that's not even getting into the idea that [[spoiler: Deckard]] [[spoiler:Deckard]] may be a Replicant.



** A scene storyboarded but not filmed has Batty [[spoiler: killing Tyrell and realizing he too is a replicant]], then discovering [[spoiler: a anteroom with a coffin containing Tyrell's body, the real Tyrell having been dead for four years.]]
* SexForServices: [[spoiler:Pris, being a former pleasure-bot]] definitely uses her attractiveness on [[spoiler: Sebastian]] to convince him to get [[spoiler: Roy]] past Tyrell's security so he can meet him. [[spoiler: although Roy later kills both Tyrell and a crying, guilt-ridden Sebastian once the bargain is complete.]]

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** A scene storyboarded but not filmed has Batty [[spoiler: killing [[spoiler:killing Tyrell and realizing he too is a replicant]], then discovering [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a anteroom with a coffin containing Tyrell's body, the real Tyrell having been dead for four years.]]
* SexForServices: [[spoiler:Pris, being a former pleasure-bot]] definitely uses her attractiveness on [[spoiler: Sebastian]] [[spoiler:Sebastian]] to convince him to get [[spoiler: Roy]] [[spoiler:Roy]] past Tyrell's security so he can meet him. [[spoiler: although [[spoiler:although Roy later kills both Tyrell and a crying, guilt-ridden Sebastian once the bargain is complete.]]



* TakeThatKiss: Roy Batty kisses Tyrell on the mouth [[spoiler: before gouging his eyes and crushing his skull.]]
* [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking The Monster Down]]: Attempted by Tyrell. [[spoiler: He fails.]]

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* TakeThatKiss: Roy Batty kisses Tyrell on the mouth [[spoiler: before [[spoiler:before gouging his eyes and crushing his skull.]]
skull]].
* [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath Talking The Monster Down]]: Attempted by Tyrell. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He fails.]]
19th Dec '16 9:25:47 AM JamesAustin
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* CityNoir: A crowning example.

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* CityNoir: A crowning example. ApatheticCitizens shuffle though [[TheCityNarrows a maze of]] [[EvilTowerOfOminousness overbearing black skyscrapers]] and {{Sinister Subway}}s, there's [[DeliberatelyMonochrome a very limited color palette]], a palpable air of [[WrongSideOfTheTracks decay and depression]], an [[ViceCity unbelievable crime rate]], and [[WretchedHive giant slums]].
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A sequel, now titled ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', is due to release in 2017.

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A sequel, now titled ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', is due to release in 2017.
19th Dec '16 8:15:55 AM Saveelich
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A sequel, now titled ''Film/{{Blade Runner 2049}}'', had been in DevelopmentHell for over 15 years, [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell but finally began filming on July 6, 2016.]] It is to be directed by Denis Villeneuve[[note]]Best known for {{Film/Prisoners}}, {{Film/Enemy}}, and {{Film/Sicario}}[[/note]], written by Hampton Fancher with Ridley Scott contributing to the script, and Harrison Ford, Creator/RyanGosling, and [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] being in the cast. It is scheduled for release on October 6th, 2017.

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A sequel, now titled ''Film/{{Blade Runner 2049}}'', had been in DevelopmentHell for over 15 years, [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell but finally began filming on July 6, 2016.]] It ''Film/BladeRunner2049'', is due to be directed by Denis Villeneuve[[note]]Best known for {{Film/Prisoners}}, {{Film/Enemy}}, and {{Film/Sicario}}[[/note]], written by Hampton Fancher with Ridley Scott contributing to the script, and Harrison Ford, Creator/RyanGosling, and [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] being in the cast. It is scheduled for release on October 6th, 2017.
in 2017.
19th Dec '16 7:57:39 AM Saveelich
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A sequel had been in DevelopmentHell for over 15 years, [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell but finally began filming on July 6, 2016.]] It is to be directed by Denis Villeneuve[[note]]Best known for {{Film/Prisoners}}, {{Film/Enemy}}, and {{Film/Sicario}}[[/note]], written by Hampton Fancher with Ridley Scott contributing to the script, and Harrison Ford, Creator/RyanGosling, and [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] being in the cast. ''Blade Runner 2049'' is scheduled for release on October 6th, 2017.

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A sequel sequel, now titled ''Film/{{Blade Runner 2049}}'', had been in DevelopmentHell for over 15 years, [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell but finally began filming on July 6, 2016.]] It is to be directed by Denis Villeneuve[[note]]Best known for {{Film/Prisoners}}, {{Film/Enemy}}, and {{Film/Sicario}}[[/note]], written by Hampton Fancher with Ridley Scott contributing to the script, and Harrison Ford, Creator/RyanGosling, and [[Wrestling/{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] being in the cast. ''Blade Runner 2049'' It is scheduled for release on October 6th, 2017.
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