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29th Oct '17 4:49:32 PM CB2001
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* For Tyrell, that actually was originally the case. In a cut portion of the scene after Roy kills Tyrell, he finds another room where he finds Tyrell's body in a stasis (shots of Roy after he goes after J.F. we're from this deleted portion). It would have revealed that Tyrell had been dead for a long time and that he had replaced himself prior to his death with a perfect replicant.
21st Oct '17 7:29:54 AM Unityd3v
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* ''Film/BladeRunner2049'' adds more fuel to the fire with what looks to be an Engineer in one scene in the Wallace Corporation's headquarters.
17th Oct '17 5:45:14 AM AFP
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* Which seems to fit with a common interpretation of the film that the humans are NotSoDifferent from the replicants as they would like to believe. The Replicants become more human, as the humans become more inhumane.
14th Oct '17 6:20:20 PM Zeta
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* Spoilers for ''2049'': [[spoiler: The movie all but comes out and says that Tyrell's long game and true goal was indeed to have Replicants eventually replace humans]].
13th Oct '17 8:42:02 AM Sharlee
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** Or even desirable, if they're mostly being manufactured as combat units. Kill-switch signals can be hacked, and soldiers that an enemy hacker can switch off aren't going to be worth squat.
9th Oct '17 11:24:05 AM MatthewRenn
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Full disclosure: not my idea. This was elaborated on in a ''[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-fictional-characters-that-should-be-studied-in-schools/ Cracked]]'' article. (See item #4.) There's lots of evidence throughout the film that replicants care about their own kin. The false notion that they don't is awfully convenient for the status quo. Leo's behavior during the Voight-Kampff test is characteristic of an autistic person.

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Full disclosure: not my idea. This was elaborated on in a ''[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-fictional-characters-that-should-be-studied-in-schools/ Cracked]]'' article. (See item #4.) There's lots of evidence throughout the film that replicants care about their own kin. The false notion that they don't is awfully convenient for the status quo. Leo's Leon's behavior during the Voight-Kampff test is characteristic of an autistic person.
** Extension on that idea; Leon is canonically autistic. It's established in-universe that he's a mental class C, intended for menial off-world labour. During the runtime, and particularly during his Voight-Kampff test, he displays clear signs of behaviors associated with the spectrum. It would make sense that replicant designers may try and artificially reduce a replicant's mental capacity through some kind of passive neurological condition that wouldn't necessarily impede their day-to-day function. Leon, as a literal slave, has no real need for emotion of any kind, but designing a human brain devoid of emotion is impossible because it's an intrinsic part of basic interaction, so he's "given" autism as a means to reduce that capacity while keeping him competent.
** Different model replicants would be given different "levels" of autism depending on their intended purpose and mental capacity. Leon, as an unskilled worker, would need little-to-no empathy, while Pris; a literal {{Sex Bot}}, would perhaps need more in order to make her interactions with clients more natural. Zhora is similar, she's an assassin disguised as a pleasure model, so she would need to be able to blend in with her surroundings and adapt to new people and environments on the fly in order to remain undetected.
8th Oct '17 6:16:39 PM Saveelich
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** Well, LA and California haven't collapsed into the sea by [[Film/BladeRunner2049 2049]] so... jossed.
20th Sep '17 5:23:28 PM jayhawk01
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[[WMG: The movie is set in the 1985A timeline from ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'']]
The "Hades" landscape of Los Angeles is an over-growth of the same Biffco factories and refineries in Hill Valley, 1985A. Spinner Cars even appear as civilian vehicles in 2015 Hill Valley. In this alternate timeline, they've become police cruisers.
10th Sep '17 9:50:58 AM nombretomado
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They were people who [[RepoTheGeneticOpera couldn't make their payments to Geneco.]]

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They were people who [[RepoTheGeneticOpera [[Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera couldn't make their payments to Geneco.]]



After the whole Replicant thing blew up, people settled for bio-engineered organs, dealing with immediate needs first. The people left on earth, who didn't skip town to head offworld, were perfect victims for the organ failure epidemic caused by generally crappy conditions on the surface. So, rather than put all their money into Replicants, the guys at Tyrell decided to just sell the transplant organs. But first, they needed to rebrand. ''Voila!'' GeneCo.

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After the whole Replicant thing blew up, people settled for bio-engineered organs, dealing with immediate needs first. The people left on earth, who didn't skip town to head offworld, were perfect victims for the organ failure epidemic caused by generally crappy conditions on the surface. So, rather than put all their money into Replicants, the guys at Tyrell decided to just sell the transplant organs. But first, they needed to rebrand. ''Voila!'' GeneCo.
[=GeneCo=].
8th Sep '17 12:03:32 PM JCCyC
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Full disclosure: not my idea. This was elaborated on in a [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-fictional-characters-that-should-be-studied-in-schools/ ''Cracked'' article]]. (See item #4.) There's lots of evidence throughout the film that replicants care about their own kin. The false notion that they don't is awfully convenient for the status quo. Leo's behavior during the Voight-Kampff test is characteristic of an autistic person.

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Full disclosure: not my idea. This was elaborated on in a [[http://www.''[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-fictional-characters-that-should-be-studied-in-schools/ ''Cracked'' article]].Cracked]]'' article. (See item #4.) There's lots of evidence throughout the film that replicants care about their own kin. The false notion that they don't is awfully convenient for the status quo. Leo's behavior during the Voight-Kampff test is characteristic of an autistic person.
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