Deus Ex was a conspiracy to get even more people off planet Earth. Also, J. C. Denton was created using a more advanced version of the technology used to make replicants.
Replicants are the prototype of Battlestar Galactica's Cylons.Renegade Replicants caused significant deaths. Eventually, public outcry led to the complete prohibition of androids. Cylons were invented to fill the void, and Replicants were completely forgotten... until the Cylons rediscovered that technology.
Deckard is Indiana Jones, age 120.Indy's longevity is the result of drinking from the Holy Grail.
Deckard is Han Solo.He blasts off for a galaxy far, far, away sometime after Rachael dies.
Deckard is a replicant.
Deckard isn't a replicant......because replicants don't exist. They're bogeymen to keep Earth's populace in line. Every so often, a few vagrants are picked up, brainwashed, given a course of steroids, and set loose on the streets for the Blade Runners to hunt down. The Blade Runners are similarly brainwashed to keep them from questioning the events they witness. Roy Batty dies because of sustained damage and exhaustion. If replicants were real, the makers would include a kill switch, or at least an "off" switch, in case they escaped. So either they don't exist, or the geniuses at Tyrell are morons.
There are no replicants because they are all people kidnapped and brainwashed into being slaves.They aren't bogeymen, just a way to get slaves. They have a four-year lifespan because they were given a virus or chip implant to die after four years as a slave because the brainwashing starts to destroy their minds. That's why some go crazy and have to be hunted down by the Bladerunners.
The Blade Runner universe is the precursor to the Warhammer 40,000 universe.Either Gaff or Dr. Tyrell may be the future Emperor. (Tyrell faked his death with a replicant lookalike.) The Tannhäuser Gate is an early attempt to access the Warp, and the replicants' revolt was due to some being possessed by Daemons.
On the other side of the world, the Japanese have Replicants of their ownExcept Japan is doomed. And everyone's strangely happy about it.
Deckard is not a replicant, but a unicorn.And he finally knows it when he sees the origami unicorn. Many unicorns shapeshift to look like humans...
Deckard eventually realized that some of the things he was sent to retire weren't replicants...They were people who couldn't make their payments to Geneco.
Deckard is a precursor to later Repo Men, who are better protected and less "human".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! Gene Co.
Everyone is a replicantThere is not a single character in the movie for whom there is convincing evidence that they are not a replicant. No one has passed a VK test. Most so-called humans behave in a rather inhuman manner. Few display any real emotion, and even replicants can easily fake what they do show. (Twenty or thirty questions with a laser pointing at your eye? No way a viewer will notice the difference).
Persocoms in America were combined with the artificial organs industry to create the Replicants.This is why they were similar to humans on both the outside and the inside (so that the now-mature organs could be harvested once the Replicant was decommissioned). The "sentience virus" only affected some of the American bio-persocoms — turns out that allowing an immune system is useful for things other than the self-destruct sequence.
Blade Runner takes place in the future of the Watchmen universe.Genetic engineering? A ridiculous amount of Aztec and Egyptian architectural symbolism? Hm.
Blade Runner takes place in the future of Metropolis......making certain similarities to said movie more than just Shout Outs. Rotwang's robot was of course the very first replicant.
The unicorn represents Rachael.Unicorns are symbols of femininity; they are strong, they are beautiful, they are unreal. Much like Rachael was when Deckard first met her: very feminine, very no-nonsense, very beautiful, and a replicant. The unicorn in Deckard's dream (or daydream) is an abstract representation of how he views Rachael. Regarding the unicorn origami at the end: Gaff's origami had only ever been used to represent people throughout the film: in Bryant's office when Deckard refuses to come back he makes an origami chicken, symbolising Deckard's cowardice; later in Leon's apartment he makes an origami human figure with a big dick, representing Deckard in his element as a detective. Gaff made the origami unicorn at the end to represent Rachael: he saw her as Deckard saw her, and so he decided to let her live and allow them to flee north without coming after them. When Deckard picks up the unicorn, remembers Gaff's parting line "It's too bad she won't live, but then again who does?" and smiles, he is acknowledging that Gaff is saying to him, "Good luck for the time you'll have together."
Some Wild Mass Guessing from Roger Ebert."Even one character we can safely assume is human, the reptilian Tyrell, czar of the corporation which manufactures replicants, strikes me as a possible replicant. And of the hero, Deckard (Harrison Ford), all we can say for sure is that director Ridley Scott has left clues in various versions of his film that can be used to prove that Deckard is a human — or a replicant...What I have always wondered is why the Tyrell Corporation made their androids so lifelike. Why not give them four arms and settle the matter, and get more work out of them? Is there a buried possibility that Tyrell's long-range plan is to replace humans altogether? Is the whole blade-running caper simply a cover for his scheme?...The "human story," as I think of it, involves practical tests to determine if an individual is a replicant or not, and impractical tests (such as love) to determine how much that matters to (a) people, if they are in love with a replicant, and (b) replicants, if they know they are replicants. This has always been a contrived problem, easily avoidable in practical ways, unless (as I suspect) the Tyrell Corporation has more up its sleeves than arms." -from his "The Great Movies" review of "Blade Runner: The Final Cut"
No one is a replicant. Deckard is just a deranged serial killer.All of the talk of replicants is just Deckard's perverse fantasy justification for doing what he likes: killing defenseless sex workers. Gaff is the voice in his head that tells him to kill, and Rachael is just some poor secretary that will be his next victim...which is why she won't live.
Blade Runner's Earth is Earth-That-Was.2019 L.A.'s melting pot of Asian and Western cultures hints at the early beginnings of the Anglo-Sino Alliance. Also, the migration of humanity from Earth to the Off-World colonies suggests that Earth will soon become abandoned as the Alliance establishes its government Off-World, forming what will later be known as the Core Worlds.
Deckard has been incepted by Gaff to think he is a replicant.The unicorn is a false memory, planted deep into his subconscious. Once Deckard completes his mission, Gaff pulls his trump card (the origami unicorn) on Deckard to show him that he has murdered his own kind in cold blood. If he offs himself ( "But then again, who does?"), that will get him out of the way and Gaff can become the top blade runner.
So why make Ridiculously Human Robots if it's going to create so much confusion?
None of the movie actually happened beyond the interview at the beginningThe whole thing is a shock-induced hallucination being had by Holden after he was shot during the interview at the beginning of the movie.
Sebastian is a Replicant, and his condition is the result of extending his lifespan.If he were able to help Batty and Priss, they would age in the same manner as he does.
Gaff is a pimp.He wears fancy, expensive clothing that is clearly non-regularion, carries a cool looking cane, and walks with a noticable limp like an old-school pimp.
Gaff is actually Castillo from Miami Vice .And Castillo is a replicant.
Gaff is a Replicant.This goes with the theory that Deckard is also a Replicant. The origami unicorn was left behind not only as a clue that Gaff is letting Rachael go but also that he knows that Deckard is a Replicant (due to the unicorn dream Deckard had as seen in the Director's and Final Cuts). Why would he let them go if he knew they were Replicants? Because he's a Replicant himself; he sympathizes with their troubles because he has them as well. He also has a vibe throughout the film that he doesn't like his job any more than Deckard liked being called back (he also didn't like the idea of bringing Deckard to be forced into the job because he's an accomplice in what is essentially the murder of other Replicants). The reason he was able to go on for so long without suspicion was the fact that he walks with a cane. As far as other characters know, no Replicant would have that kind of physical limitation even if one was made (with an experimental Replicant like Rachael, and also Deckard if you buy into that theory, who's to say Tyrell hasn't made a Replicant with an obvious impairment like having to walk with a cane?). There's also his last line in the Director's and Final Cuts of the film: "It's too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?" The way Gaff says it seems to imply that he's accepted his fate that, as a Replicant, he doesn't have much time to live and wants to help them out before he dies.
Roy Batty is Rocky HorrorBlond humanoid, with the body of a greek god. And spend most of his scenes half-naked
"Replicants" are TransylvaniansCheck out the outfits, the emotional disorders, and where the replicants are said to have come from. Fishnets on externally-repressed but sexually-voracious off-world beings? Clearly the progeny of Riff Raff & Magenta — and enslaved as a result of Dr. (von) Scott's Fantastic Racism.
Deckard is neither replicant or human. He is both.He has rights like every human, yet there are clear signs he is not quite human. Maybe he's a replicant variant of a Cyborg. Part man Part machine.
Deckard is meant to be figuratively a Replicant.By the superficial definition, he's human. But he is trained to lack empathy, his job description is an ugly task other people don't want to do, and if his services are needed, his privacy and freewill are completely ignored.
Deckard is a human in the theatrical cut and a Replicant in the director's cut.Each cut is an alternate universe.