!FridgeBrilliance
* When asked about his mother in the first scene, Leon replies "I'll tell you about my mother!" before pulling out a pistol and shooting the interrogator. He's a son of a gun.
* In his first scene, Tyrell declines to take the VK test -- partly to see if Rachel will pass it, but also because in earlier versions of the script he is a replicant himself.
** Or possibly Tyrell is aware of his own selfishness and lack of empathy and suspects he'd fail the test even if he isn't a replicant.
* For quite some time, the contrast between Zhora and Pris has intrigued and bothered me, specifically the way they seemed to exchange roles: Pris started as a "basic pleasure model" and develops into a combatant of sorts with her [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee flips]] and [[MurderousThighs Xenia Onatopp moves]], while Zhora started as an assassin and became a stripper [[FauxActionGirl who barely puts up a fight against Deckard before fleeing]]. Except their divergent reactions to combat situations make perfect sense with their initial programming - Zhora was designed for political hits and stealth, so she'd not only be useless in a fair fight (especially against someone like Deckard), but ''know'' it. Pris, meanwhile, would have no experience accurately assessing the threat levels of other people, so she'd just overconfidently assume (much like Leon) that her advanced replicant capabilities would be more than enough advantage.
** As an AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Zhora has seen much more of fighting and killing than Pris has, and [[ShellShockedVeteran wants nothing more to do with it.]]
* Zhora working as an exotic dancer makes pretty good sense if you consider that as a combat model, she might be designed with physical strength and agility in mind. There are no shortage of people who would mind seeing a very physically fit and coordinated woman perform nude. Combine this with a strip club being an easier place to get employment than anywhere she could directly employ her designed skillset as originally intended.
* When J.F. Sebastian is introduced to Roy Batty and finds out that Roy and Pris are Nexus 6 models, Sebastian proudly says, "There's some of me in you!" Just in time for a cuckoo clock to go off...
* Whether intentionally or not, Rachael was given a very MeaningfulName, coming from the Hebrew word for "ewe", or a female sheep. Like so many other replicants, she has as little control over her fate as a livestock animal would.
** Gaff's addressing Deckard with the [=CitySpeak=] term for "Horse Dick" (see BilingualBonus) could rate as {{Foreshadowing}}. [[spoiler: What's a unicorn? A horse with a phallic symbol on its forehead.]]
* The whole Deckard and Rachel ship. Yes, it's creepy. Yes, it's emotionally stilted. But factor in that she's a Replicant with little to no lived experience, likely programmed for obedience. And then there's...well, he's either a skinjob himself or a ''deeply'' messed up human - either way, not really capable of a functioning relationship. Then the sequel implies that the whole "romance" was ''completely'' arranged by Tyrell from the get-go.

!FridgeHorror
* When Tyrell and Roy are discussing the methods to try and extend Roy's life, Tyrell cites reason after reason why the proposals wouldn't work. And the way he says them, it's obvious he's talking about things he witnessed. So, just how many Replicants did Tyrell burn through trying to figure out ways to extend their lives beyond the mandated "expiration date" before he concluded that it wasn't possible? And were they aware of and voluntarily facing the risks?
** Extra horror: he could program them to ''want'' to volunteer.
** At least one of the methods Roy suggests is dismissed by Tyrell as not working on ''mature'' Replicants. His company probably could build them to last longer if he wanted to. In which case he was not actually trying to extend the lifespan, but to make sure the limitation cannot be broken by anything they could think of.
*** Which fits with the versions of the film with the 'happy ending'.
** Perhaps Deckard is not the first person to fall in love with a replicant. Perhaps they wanted to try to extend their loved ones lifespans by any means...now imagine them watching their loved one dying because they tampered with the built in genetic time bomb...
* Pris is impressively strong and agile, overall on par with Zhora going by their given stats. It makes sense for a combat model to be very strong and rugged, but when you begin to consider why a sex worker would need to easily handle extreme abuse (such as partial immersion in boiling water), and you begin to realize the sort of things a Replicant sex worker might be expected to endure and still have a four year lifespan. Never mind the consideration of soldiers, laborers, and sex workers who never get past the age of four.