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Heartwarming / Blade Runner

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  • This scene.
  • Deckard, a Blade Runner, vowing to protect Rachael, an experimental Replicant knowing the enormous risks he is running (no pun intended).
  • Rachael and Deckard at the end. "Do you trust me?", "I trust you." "Do you love me?" "I love you."
  • Leon's Unstoppable Rage when he confronts Deckard after Zhora's death, which is the first major indication that the Replicants aren't straight-up villains.
  • Despite Deckard having murdered his beloved Pris and Zhora in cold blood, all Roy sees is a helpless man literally hanging on for dear life, not unlike himself. Knowing his own existence is inexorably fading, Batty decides he will not end his life with an useless act of revenge, but one of altruism, helping to save another life that was inminently going out. In a moment of common kinship, Roy pulls Deckard out from the precipice of death, earning his humanity with his final breath.
    • Roy Batty's soul then flies to the freedom of a crystal-blue Heavenly sky in the form of the white dove he tenderly embraced. (An uplifting moment of hope ruined in the "Final Cut" by having it repleaced with an ugly smog-choked miasma of pollution)
  • Gaff letting Rachael go. He could have "retired" her, and been commended for it by his superiors. But he decided that he wouldn't. Though, the way he informed Deckard of this "It's too bad she won't live. But then again, who does?" didn't exactly set Deckard's mind at ease.


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