The climactic battle between Deckard and Roy in sword runner is one of the most heart-pounding and suspenseful scenes in all of science fiction, especially when Deckard almost meets a gruesome ending. However, if a popular fan theory is true, then the scene loses some of its suspense, as Deckard will survive alone, no matter what.
Throughout 1982’s Blade Runner, Rick Deckard is hunting a group of rogue Copies on a quest to prolong their lifespan by their creator, Tyrell. Since the Copiers were a direct threat to the safety of the most powerful in the world, Deckard was under tremendous pressure to find each of them and do what Blade Runners do best: give Retired copyist. For the most part, Deckard succeeds in destroying all of his targets. And then there’s Roy, the leader of the Copiers. Deckard traces Roy to an empty floor in a tall building, and that’s where they fight to the death. At the end of the fight, Deckard finds himself hanging outside the building, with nothing below him but a long fall and certain death. However, instead of letting the man who killed his friend and was about to kill him, Roy decided to save Deckard. While the scene is emotional for a number of reasons, it might not be necessary, as Deckard will actually live no matter what, even if he falls from that great height – at least , if he is a Duplicator.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus proves Replicators can survive falls from great heights
In Blade Runner: Black Lotus episode 6 (written by Margaret Dunlap, directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama), The Duplicator Elle tracked down two of the people responsible for hunting down a group of animal-like Replicators animals (this event is called ‘Doll Hunt). Elle breaks into their attic and kills them before her escape is interrupted by a Blade Runner hired to retire her. While her fight with Blade Runner was a great display of fighting skills on both sides, it ended with Elle taking the lead, as she figured out how to create a massive explosion from the victim’s gas stove and caused her to escape in the chaos. follow. When the explosion occurred, Elle was blown out the window and fell from the great height of that penthouse. However, when she landed, she was only slightly injured and was pretty good to go immediately, and the only way it could be was because she was a Copier.
Since the release of Blade Runner in 1982, fans have suspected that Rick Deckard himself is a Copycat. This theory is mainly fueled by the added footage available in the director’s cut, which remains in the Official Cut. That additional footage shows Deckard dreaming of a unicorn, and later in the film, one of the people he works with leaves an origami sculpture of a unicorn in his apartment. that. Another clue that fans noticed were Deckard’s eyes in the final shot of the film, as they appear to glow in a reflective way that all of the Duplicator’s eyes do.
While these theories – and many others, especially after Blade Runner 2049 – are convincing, the hard and hard truth of the matter is that it has never been confirmed one way or another. . However, what seems to have been confirmed from Blade Runner: Black Lotus is that, if Deckard is a Replicator, he will survive the battle with Roy even if the Copier rogues him to fall off the building. , since that’s the only possible condition. allow Deckard to survive sword runner alone.