sword runnerDeckard’s is perhaps the most iconic character in the entire series, and now the series has given him even more reason to stand out, as Blade Runner sequels really do. makes Deckard more dangerous than fans initially thought.
Rick Deckard was introduced in 1982’s Blade Runner as a police officer who was tasked with doing what Blade Runner does: Retired copycat. The Clone is a complete, synthetic human with a fully functioning mind and self-perception, which is why it was so cruel that this particular Nexus model was built with a lifespan of only three years. Not only that, the Replicants were forced to live a life of slavery at ‘birth’, meaning they had to live as slaves for three years and then die. They were designed to have no hope of getting anything else out of life, and damned to know that. So a group of them rebelled, and one by one, Deckard killed them. The last one, Roy, actually allowed Deckard to live while he was on the verge of death, proving that they didn’t want to kill people for their own sake, but because they were on a desperate quest to live. During that mission, the Stars fought hard, but Deckard still took them down. Now, fans finally know how he was able to do it.
The Blade Runner Show Accepts Almost No One, Makes Deckard Special
In Blade Runner: Black Lotus episode 8 (written by Eugene Son, directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama), LAPD officer Davis is reporting to her on events that have occurred so far in the series. This episode is essentially a reintroduction with a different perspective, as it shows the events of the show not through the eyes of the Elle Replicator, but the woman chasing her. Not only that, but fans are finally getting some answers as to the motive behind Officer Davis’s relentless actions in pursuing this Copier: she wants to be a Blade Runner, but she was unsuccessful.
According to Davis’ superiors who conducted the interview, only the 99th percent of those who applied to the Blade Runner program actually made it through. It is an extremely high standard that, although based on the parameters of the work, is absolutely required. Blade Runner’s only job is to retire Duplicators, but what’s special about Duplicators is that they look, sound and think quite like humans, meaning there’s absolutely no room for error in terms of Who is their target? In addition, Duplicators often have physical improvements (as it helps with slave labor), including enhanced speed and strength. If someone is allowed in the program and they are not qualified, people’s lives could be in danger, including their own, as dealing with Duplicators is probably one of the most dangerous jobs. in this backward future–aside from being a Copyman, that is.
For the first time, this episode showcases exactly how difficult it is to be a Blade Runner and how many people are admitted to the show due to its incredibly high standards. Officer Davis is an excellent officer with great investigative and combat skills, but even she doesn’t make it to the show. But, Rick Deckard made it, and he continues to be the most iconic sword runner throughout the franchise – assuming he’s not the Copycat himself, of course – proves that Deckard is more dangerous than fans think.