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The Artificial Humans known as Replicants.
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    Replicants in General

"Early in the 21st Century, the Tyrell Corporation advanced robot evolution into the Nexus phase — a being virtually identical to a human, known as a Replicant..."

Replicants (production series name "Nexus") are bioengineered androids invented by Eldon Tyrell. They are virtually identical to adult humans, but have superior strength, speed, agility and resilience. They also have intelligence to varying degrees, depending on the model and its capacity to learn and develop it.

  • Ambiguously Human: Often don't know themselves if they're human or not and fans have debated for years about which Blade Runner characters are actually replicants.
  • Artificial Humans: They are either androids made to look as human as possible or humans made to work as androidy as possible.
  • Born into Slavery: They are conceived to be slaves, and come to life as such.
  • Fantastic Racism: They are seen as dangerous by humans. "Skin-job" is a common insult for them.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: Nexus-9 Replicants are supposed to be completely loyal to humans. In reality, like the past gen Replicants, they can develop either empathy or psychopathy and their own agenda with enough time.
  • Human Outside, Alien Inside: The books say the only way to physically tell the difference between a human and a replicant is to examine the bone marrow. The films leave ambiguous how alien inside they are, although it's stated it's needed a lot of forensics work to determine if a corpse was a human or a replicant.
  • Inhumanable Alien Rights: The replicants are allowed to be shot on sight.
  • Lack of Empathy: Their distinguishing feature. 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 Freak Out! over a dead spider amongst other events depicted in the book, this is commonly considered an example of Unreliable Narrator and Unreliable Expositor.
    • The Nexus-9 Replicants conceived by Niander Wallace completely lack of empathy. Or so it seems, given Luv's reactions at times.
  • Manchild: While the Nexus-6 models 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 meeting Tyrell and killing his "father".
  • Meaningful Name: As in "replicas" of human beings.
  • Meat Sack Robot: They have flesh, blood and bones. However, they also have circuits in the head, as heard when Rachael shoots Leon Kowalski in the head, which are presumably the cause of their supposedly inhuman mindset.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Replicants are almost perfect in resemblance to regular humans, to the point where only a psychological test (or markings on the eyes for later models) can detect them without a forensics test.
  • Servant Race: Replicants are explicitly created to perform the jobs humans don't want to perform. The Nexus-9 is programmed to not have any sense of rebelliousness.
  • Super Strength:
    • 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 to save Deckard's life.
    • The following lines of Replicants (at the very least the Nexus-8 and Nexus-9 lines) retain such strength, but with the advantage of a much longer lifespan. This doesn't save some of the Nexus-8 Replicants from being lynched, however.
    • Then again, if the Replicant rating system is to be taken into account, not all Replicants are superhumanly strong. Roy, Leon, Zhora and Priss were all highly-rated Replicants on one level or another. Leon for instance, was rated at a Level C for intelligence, and wasn't superhumanly intelligent or brilliant like Roy, but he wasn't dumber than the average Human. Class C strength ratings for Replicants would mean that they're no stronger than baseline humans.
  • Super Toughness: Another feature that comes with them, at least with the Nexus-9 line as demonstrated by K being able to take being punched in the face by Deckard like it's nothing. Roy himself, despite dying as he fought Deckard, wasn't as badly injured as you would expect, when Deckard was wailing on him with a metal pipe.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Played with in an ironic way with the Two Girls to a Team from the first film. Pris is a pleasure model, a traditionally female occupation, while Zhora was designed to kill, which is historically more associated to males. However, in their peak scenes in the film, Zhora is working as an exotic dancer while Pris is trying to kill Deckard. Their respective roles could be switched and the narrative would make even more sense than before.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Angry over their servitude (and over their intentionally limited lifespan for the Nexus-6 models).
  • Undying Loyalty: This is the main feature Wallace touts about his Nexus-9 line of Replicants. Turns out even they can outgrow that line of programming.


    Roy Batty
"I've...seen things you people wouldn't believe..."

Played by: Rutger Hauer

Appears in: Blade Runner

"Quite an experience to live in fear isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."

Roy Batty is the leader of a rebellious group of Nexus-6 Replicants and the main antagonist of the first film. He is highly intelligent, fast, and skilled at combat, and yet still learning how to deal with developing emotions. With an A Physical Level (superhuman strength and endurance) and an A Mental Level (genius-level intellect), he is probably the most dangerous of all the fugitive replicants. He is a combat model, used off-world for military service. He and five other replicants come to Earth, hoping to find a way to lengthen their life span.

  • Adaptational Name Change: A very minor one; he was Roy Baty in Electric Sheep.
  • Affably Evil/Faux Affably Evil: Roy has a charming, philosophical exterior, but his charm can give way to a terrible capacity for violence at times. His affability for other Replicants and Deckard, at the very end, is always genuine. His affability for humans like Chew, Tyrell, and Sebastian, is... not.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: His dying words to Deckard after saving his life, one of the most famous monologues in film history.
  • Ambiguously Human: Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human has another version of him show up, claiming to be the human that the replicants were based on. We never find out if he was telling the truth or not.
  • Animal Motifs: Wolves (his howling and stalking of Deckard in the climax) and doves (his final scene).
  • Anti-Villain: 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 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.
  • Badass Longcoat: He has a trenchcoat of his own to rival Deckard's, black leather as opposed to Deckard's brown, fitting his status as Deckard's foil.
  • Big Bad: Roy's quest for a greater lifespan is what triggers and drives the plot of the film.
  • Clones Are People, Too: He wants more life ...Father.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: To Chew, Tyrell, and Deckard. He kills Tyrell, but spares Deckard. It's not clear if Chew survives.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Realising that he can't escape death is devastating for Roy, driving him to murder Tyrell in a fit of rage. By the end of the film, however, he's recovered enough that he can face death with dignity.
  • Deuteragonist: Roy's character arc gets just as much focus as Deckard's story.
  • Do Androids Dream?: He convinces Tyrell he's just as intelligent as he is, but Tyrell tells him as sympathetically as possible that there's nothing he can do to prolong his life.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Roy is distraught over the deaths of Leon and Zhora, and genuinely loves Pris.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He calmly accepts his impending death and gives Deckard some parting words of wisdom.
    Roy: All those moments will be lost in time... like tears... in rain. Time to die.
  • Final Speech: One of the most famous ever: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe..."
  • Flash Step: Tied into his agility, Roy was able to evade being shot by Deckard with his Blaster. He was also quick enough to evade Deckard shooting at him through a wall, without really knowing where Deckard was in relation to his position.
  • Foil: To Deckard. They both simultaneously struggle with a lack of humanity (Roy's status as a Replicant and the dehumanising nature of Deckard's job as a Blade Runner) and very human flaws (Roy's fear of death and Deckard's trauma over the brutality of what he does). Roy is charismatic and powerful, but childlike in some ways, whereas Deckard is outmatched by the Replicants, but much more emotionally mature. Their character arcs mirror each other throughout the film as both commit questionable, but understandable acts, and in the end, they both manage to reach a catharsis as a result of their conflict, with Roy discovering his humanity around the same time that Deckard rediscovers his own. Their appearances also strongly contrast each other (Roy's platinum-blond hair and black leather coat as opposed to Deckard's brown hair and brown trenchcoat), especially at the climax, which features a nearly-naked and flawless Roy and a battered and bloody Deckard.
  • Genius Bruiser Both the smartest of the renegade Replicants and also very strong and agile.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Like all of the Replicants, his goal is just to live a normal life instead of being a slave and dying before his time.
  • Jerkass: Roy is a pitiable Anti-Villain, but he is not a good person. He tortures Chew for information (and possibly leaves him to freeze to death), brutally kills Tyrell when he learns that his life cannot be extended, and uses Sebastian to get closer to Tyrell before killing him for no reason at all.
  • Kick the Dog: Kills J.F. Sebastian offscreen after the latter outlived his usefulness.
  • Last Dance: How he treats stalking Deckard, knowing he's dying.
    Roy: You better get it up, or I'm gonna have to kill ya. Unless you're alive, you can't play, and if you don't play...
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's very clever at using people for his own ends: Chew, Sebastian, and he tries hard to convince Tyrell to help him, but it doesn't work.
  • Messianic Archetype: Roy is a very complicated mix of Lucifer and Jesus - descending from the sky to free the people, in spite of his godlike creator and "father", Tyrell. Then if you didn't get it already, his final scene has him clutching a pure white dove while he has nails driven through his palms.
  • Nominal Hero: In a very loose sense, he is this for the Replicants. Roy and his gang 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.
  • Patricide: Murders his "father", Dr. Tyrell, in a fit of rage and despair after realising that his quest for more life is doomed to failure.
  • The Problem with Fighting Death: Roy's entire character arc comes from his struggle to escape an untimely death, but all his efforts come to naught.
  • Pungeon Master: Roy seems to enjoy wordplay.
    Roy: If only you could see what I see with your eyes.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Kills Tyrell after being told by his creator that there's no way to have a longer lifespan.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Under Roy Batty's guidance, Sebastian checkmates Tyrell in two moves.
  • The Spock: He normally controls his emotions very well, though he does fly into a rage at Tyrell, and has a emotional attachment to Pris.
  • Super Strength: Strong enough to lift Deckard with one arm, at least. And crush Tyrell's head. This would've been an effortless gesture, but Roy was not only experiencing the slow onset of his death, He was also taking his time to do so.
  • Tragic Villain: All he and his gang want is to have normal lifespans and be free, but they can't have either.
  • Transhuman: Being an artificial human who's been engineered to be better than the real thing.
  • Übermensch: He was intentionally created to be one, with a genius-level intellect. Philip K. Dick himself said Rutger Hauer was "the perfect Batty — cold, Aryan, flawless." Batty naturally becomes the leader of the escaped replicants.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: Roy's final acts in life are to save Deckard's life and give a monologue about his amazing experiences and lamenting that the memory of them will die with him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: His meeting with Tyrell sets Roy off on an extended fit of existential angst; he spends the climax simultaneously despairing over his inevitable demise, mourning his dead lover and friends, and sadistically hounding Deckard. In the end, he manages to regain enough stability to save Deckard and face death with grace and some beautiful last words.
  • Villainous Rescue: Saves Deckard's life at the end just before he dies.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Roy's hair is bleached blonde, and he's a manipulative killer.

    Priscilla "Pris" Stratton
"Then we're stupid, we'll all die."

Played by: Daryl Hannah

Appears in: Blade Runner

"I think, Sebastian, therefore I am."

A "basic pleasure model" Nexus-6 Replicant, Pris is Roy Batty's girlfriend. At an A Physical Level, she is shown to have superhuman endurance (as in the scene where she grabs a boiling egg with her bare hand without harm). Her B Mental Level puts her at a lower intellectual level than Roy.

  • Adaptational Dye Job: Was an exact copy of Rachael in Electric Sheep.
  • Adaptation Species Change: The novel Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human says that she was actually an insane human who just thought she was a replicant. This is public knowledge and Deckard is wanted for murder.
  • Decoy Damsel: Uses her attractiveness on Sebastian to convince him to get Roy past Tyrell's security so he can meet him. Although Roy later kills both Tyrell and a crying, guilt-ridden Sebastian once the bargain is complete.
  • Dark Chick: In personality. In terms of ranking, she's more of a dragon.
  • Dark Action Girl: The villainous equivalent of Rachael, but more active.
  • Death Cry Echo: She has a seizure and screams uncontrollably (with actual echoes in the building) when dying after being shot by Deckard.
  • The Dragon: Deckard has to fight her before he encounters Roy.
  • '80s Hair: She looks like she belongs in a 80s rock band.
  • Evil Albino She has white-blond hair like Roy.
  • Femme Fatale: She seduces Sebastian into letting her and Roy stay at his apartment, then they end up murdering him.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Subverted. Pris is a "basic pleasure model" and uses her skills to win over JF. However, it's a ruse to gain access to Tyrell.
  • Murderous Thighs: She tries to choke Deckard with her legs in one scene.
  • Only One Name: Her last name isn't spoken.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Inverted. In Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Pris and Rachael were identical androids of the same model, here they have no connection to each other beyond both being replicants.
  • Sexbot: She's essentially a robot sex slave.
  • She-Fu: She's good at gymnastics and uses some acrobatic moves during her fight with Deckard, though not that it does her much good in the end.
  • Significant Birth Date: She's a "pleasure model" who was "born" on Valentine's Day.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In ''The Edge Of Human", Sebastian was able to fix her somehow even though the book says she's actually human.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears very 1980s stockings.

    Leon Kowalski
"Wake up! Time to die!"

Played by: Brion James

Appears in: Blade Runner

"Painful to live in fear isn't it?! Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch!"

Leon Kowalski is a Nexus-6 Replicant who came to Earth with five others looking to extend their lives. He has an A physical level, which enables him to have superhuman strength and endurance (according to the Final Cut he was used as a 180 kg/400 lb nuclear-head loader in the outer space colonies as well as a front-line soldier). Leon is classified mental level C. He doesn't have the speed of thought that Roy does when it comes to solving problems.

  • Avenging the Villain: He tries to avenge Zhora's death.
  • Ax-Crazy: Much more violent and impulsive than his fellow replicants are.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears one just like Roy does.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a short goatee.
  • Bloodless Carnage: When he's given a Boom, Headshot! by Rachael, it just shows the hole in the front of his head, no blood. Whether this is an effect of the ammo or Leon's own physical build is unknown.
  • Boom Head Shot: Dispatched with a shot from Deckard's Hand Cannon, by Rachael.
  • The Brute: The biggest and probably the strongest replicant.
  • Dumb Muscle: He was built for manual labor. During the briefing sequence, he's even given stats: Physical A, Mental C, making him the least intelligent of the Replicants appearing in the film. He displays Super Strength on a few occasions. The script also called for him to do a Ceiling Cling, but it was left out.
    • His limited mental capacity is most noticeable in the opening Voight-Kampff testing scene, whereas most Replicants require twenty-thirty questions. He gives himself away at the very first.
  • Eye Poke: Attempts this on Deckard by trying to shove his fingers through his eyesockets and into his brain. Fortunately for Deckard, Rachael picks up his blaster and shoots Leon in the head in the nick of time.
  • Famous Last Words: "Wake up, time to die!"
  • Hidden Depths: His final philophosical monologue to Deckard implies he's a bit smarter than people or his fellow Replicants take him for.
  • No-Sell: During his fight with Deckard, Deckard throws a punch at his face, only for him to completely shrug it off.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives a good beating to Deckard.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: His low intelligence and the nonsensical quips he gives during his fight with Deckard give him shades of this.
  • Super Strength: He was designed to carry heavy loads and fight at the front and easily throws and slaps Deckard around like a ragdoll. He also punches a hole into a metal container without visibly suffering of it.
  • Unstoppable Rage: In his fight with Deckard. He gives him a serious beating before Rachael retires him.

    Zhora Salome
"Do you think I’d be working in a place like this if I could afford a real snake?"

Played by: Joanna Cassidy

Appears in: Blade Runner

"How do you mean 'exploited'?"

Zhora is a Nexus-6 Replicant who came to Earth with five others looking to extend their lives. She has an A physical level and B mental level, just like Pris. She was originally used in murder squads, though she keeps a job as exotic dancer by the time Deckard comes for her.

  • Adaptational Heroism: For unknown reasons, the Spanish dub changed her background from a murder squad to an arrest squad.
  • Adaptational Name Change: Called Luba Luft in Electric Sheep.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Tries to choke Deckard out using his own tie, and after failing runs away to try to live another day.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When Deckard, posing as a member of a committee on "moral abuses" asks Zhora if she has to do anything "lewd, unsavoury, or otherwise offensive to [her] person" to get her job, Zhora replies with an amused yet dry "are you for real?".
  • Determinator: Endures the first shot from Deckard's Hand Gun, which goes through her chest, and still tries to resume her escape.
  • Feather Boa Constrictor: Zhora wears a replicant snake as a fashion accessory.
  • Informed Ability: Her file sets her up to be a dangerous killer. However, while she clearly has some idea of hand-to-hand fighting instead of resorting to cartwheeling around like Pris, she's smart enough to know when to run, which cuts short any major fight scene she could have had against Deckard. At the end, since he shoots her in the back, we never get to witness her supposed killing abilities or fighting skills.
  • Irony: She is the only murder-oriented replicant in the team, not counting Batty, yet the only who dies fleeing for her life.
  • In the Back: She's shot dead by Deckard while she is trying to run away.
  • Sexbot: Downplayed: a robot exotic dancer in this case. Also subverted, because she wasn't presumably designed for such work, unless it was a part of her coverup skills as an assassin.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Possibly because she's also an Empathy-less Fanservice Android. Joanna Cassidy's costume consisted basically of a few sequins. As Zhora was constructed for political assassination it would make sense for her to have this characteristic as sex is a powerful weapon when it comes to getting close to a (presumably straight male) target.
  • She-Fu: Averted, unlike Pris. Probably because Zhora is a trained fighter and Pris is not. She uses short-range strikes and chokes.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: A tall, dark-haired woman with a cold attitude.
  • Tattooed Crook: She is identified by a snake tattoo in her neck.


    Iggy / Cygnus
"No Heaven or Hell for us, this world is all we got."

Voiced by: Jovan Jackson (English), Kenichiro Matsuda (Japanese)

Appears in: Black Out 2022

"We may live longer than old Nexus, but life doesn't mean living. I am for living, that's what we fight for."

A Nexus-8 combat/intelligence-gathering Replicant who went rogue after a battle on the planet of Kalantha. In the Black Out 2022 anime, he teams up with an unlikely pair to "even the odds" against Replicants.

  • Badass Longcoat: He sports a nice trenchcoat throughout the short.
  • The Cavalry: Iggy shows up to save Trixie as she's being accosted by a group of human thugs in the back-streets of L.A. After eyeing them up for a few moments, he effortlessly dispatches them.
  • Eye Scream: The last we see of Iggy, he's striding through the wreckage and flames of the backup site, having plucked out his own eye (which identifies that he's a Replicant) and replaced it with an Eyepatch of Power.
  • Mythology Gag: He uses an Esper-enabled pair of glasses to run facial recognition on Trixie, in order to identify her. Also, the brown trenchcoat that he wears throughout the short is based on Deckard's trenchcoat.
  • One-Man Army: Took on several Tyrell Corp Security Officers with two LAPD Blasters, without taking a single hit.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Iggy's backstory shows him fighting on the deserts of Kalantha. When he guns down a soldier from the opposing side and sees that it's a Replicant, he realizes that the government has replaced the human soldiers with synthetics, who don't know that they're fighting other synthetics. This motivates his decision to eventually go rogue and cause the blackout in 2022.
    Iggy: Nothing more than toy soldiers in a sandbox.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's last seen striding out of the archives (and sporting an eyepatch) as the world struggles to deal with the fallout of the blackout. By the time 2049 begins, he's still missing, though Lt. Joshi makes a comment that several of the Replicants who escaped Kalantha with Sapper Morton (which he was also part of) are still on the loose, leaving his fate ambiguous.

"Then we're almost human."

Voiced by: Luci Christian (English), Ichiko Aoba (Japanese)

Appears in: Black Out 2022

Trixie: "Ren, is it real?"
Ren: "No, of course not"
Trixie: "Just like me..."

A female Nexus-8 Replicant who decides to aid Iggy in his quest to "even the odds" for Replicants, via executing a plan that will plunge Los Angeles into darkness.

  • Dark Action Girl: Trixie's innocent exterior belies a Replicant who can effortlessly take out an entire group of soldiers with deadly martial arts, coupled with a willingness to help Ren see his plan through by aiding Iggy at the archives.
  • Honey Trap: Implied, as Trixie appears to be helpless and alone the first time we see her (as the gang threatens her). In the next scene, she shows that she's more than capable of dispatching enemies, as she takes out a truck driver with her thighs and late cuts down nearly all of the soldiers guarding the backup site on her own.
  • Improvised Weapon: When the duo reach the archives and drive in, she use one of the rearview mirrors from the tanker-trailer like a projectile to kill one of the soldiers.
  • One-Woman Army: She massacres most of the soldiers guarding the archives and backup records by herself, effortlessly killing most of them via fatal kicks and punches.
  • Rule of Symbolism: As she launches herself through the air during the final fight scene, Trixie witnesses a dove flying overhead. She is shot in midair directly after this and crashes into a sheet of glass in a crucifixion pose.
  • Shout-Out: Trixie has visual and symbolic similarities to nearly all of the Replicants in the original film. She witnesses a dove flying through the air, similar to how the dove symbolized Roy Batty's death. She has acrobatic moves (and Murderous Thighs) like Pris. She dies by being shot in midair, also like Pris, and she crashes into a pane of glass when she dies, just like Zhora.
  • Waif-Fu: The youngest looking female Replicant in the franchise and also the most acrobatic and skilled at martial arts, outdoing Pris and Luv.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Trixie is curious about love and death, asking Ren if he has any affection for her and later musing about whether Replicants will go to Heaven or Hell.



    Sapper Morton
"You police? Plan on taking me in?"

Played by: Dave Bautista

Appears in: 2048: Nowhere to Run | Blade Runner 2049

"You newer models are happy scraping the shit, because you've never seen a miracle."

A Nexus-8 Replicant disguising himself as a human farmer.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: His file is watched by Gaff and his colleague in Black Out 2022. Apparently he came on Earth with Iggy/Cygnus after deserting the Replicant military on the space colony of Kalantha.
  • Genius Bruiser: He reads philosophy, trying to understand "the meaning of being human".
  • Gentle Giant: He is a huge and bulky Replicant, and he is very sweet and protective with a human girl and her mother in 2048: Nowhere to Run, regularly bringing the girl books to read.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Like many Replicants who escaped servitude, he wants to live peacefully and free from human persecution.
  • Long-Lived: His lifespan lasts much longer than the Nexus-6 Replicants of the first film. He was "born" in 2019 and is still around by 2049.
  • Neck Snap: He does this to the last remaining thug in 2048: Nowhere to Run.
  • Nice Guy: Sapper shows himself to be a kind and poetic soul, albeit one psychologically damaged by his past experiences.
  • Non-Indicative Name: A "Sapper" is a type of combat engineer, while Sapper Morton is actually more of a Combat Medic. Of course, it's possible he was designed to be a Sapper, with his hulking build, but chose to go a different way.
  • Secret Keeper: He was one of the few people to witness what he calls a "miracle": a Replicant — Rachael — giving birth. Rachael was buried near a tree on his farm's land after her Death by Childbirth in 2021. He kept this a secret ever since, knowing full well what people like Niander Wallace would do with it.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: As seen in Nowhere to Run, his experiences as a combat medic have clearly left him with a case of PTSD.
  • Suicide by Cop: When K holds him at gunpoint and tells him not to get up, Sapper stands up and deliberately walks right at him.
  • Super Strength: He's strong enough to Neck Snap a human effortlessly and shove K through a wall.

    Freysa Sadeghpour

Played by: Hiam Abbas

Appears in: Blade Runner 2049

"Dying for the right cause? It's the most human thing we can do."

A Nexus 8 Replicant who helped Deckard and Rachael after they went on the run. By 2049, she has become the leader of a growing Replicant resistance movement.

  • A Father to His Men: Well, mother; her resistance cell includes both Replicants and human sympathizers and she treats them all equally. And she is just as willing to die for the cause as her followers.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Was involved in the Blackout in some capacity, and helped deliver Ana.
  • Cool Shades: Her preferred method of hiding her missing eye.
  • Eye Scream: Self-inflicted. She removed her own right eye because it identified her as a Replicant.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is one letter away from the Norse goddess Freyja, who rules over Fólkvangr and half of those who died in battle. The one who rules the other half? Odin of Valhalla, who—it must be remembered—had one eye missing too.
  • I Am Not Your Father: More specifically, "Sorry K, you are not Deckard's son."
  • In the Hood: Wears a hooded cloak.
  • La Résistance: Currently leads them, but she would be the first to admit that she's keeping the seat warm for The Chosen One.
  • My Greatest Failure: Her failure to save Rachael is hinted to be one, given the sorrow in her voice.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Orders K to kill Deckard to prevent him from jeopardizing the Resistance.


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