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Alani Davis was an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department as of the year 2032.


Davis was once in the Blade Runner program, but was removed. Davis would later blame her removal on her intuition.[1]

In October 2032, Davis confronted a suspect, Marko, who then ran from her. After a brief foot chase, she managed to apprehend him. Soon after, she was summoned to the scene of Senator Arthur Bannister's murder. Outside the scene, she tried to stop Elle, noticing a black lotus tattoo on her shoulder before giving up to investigate the crime scene.[2]

Davis later searched for Elle and attempted to question gang member Drove about her. Drove was resistant, however, leading to a brief skirmish. After Davis told Drove's fellow gang members to leave, he told her that Elle had attacked the gang, killing their leader. He also noted that she had been carrying a data device.[3]

Officer Davis' search later led her to Doc Badger, who provided her with no answers before entering his shop to close for the day. As he closed the door, Davis stopped it with her foot to tell him they would be in touch. She then turned and left in her spinner.[3]

After completing her paperwork for the scene of Bannister's death, Davis continued researching Elle, referring to her as "Black Lotus," and unable to find any previous records on her. This, combined with the finding that Bannister's neck had been broken prior to the fall that killed him, led her to believe Elle was a replicant. She met with Chief Earl Grant, proposing her hypothesis, to which Grant seemingly brushed off and told Davis to quit following this trail. She complied, leaving her evidence in Grant's office.[4]

Later, as Chief Grant sent the police force after Black Lotus, a concerned Davis suggested he let everyone know they were potentially after a replicant. Angrily, Grant continued to deny this possibility and told Davis to turn in her evidence on the case. As Grant searched through, he found a file on Doc Badger and although she said he was already cleared in the case, Grant sent a SWAT team to his shop. The SWAT team failed to find anything pertinent in the shop except a man named Joseph. Davis then remarked that Black Lotus was always one step ahead of them.[5]

Seeing a rushed Chief Grant leave the precinct, Davis followed him to his apartment. After she landed, she heard gunshots and went inside to find the Grants dead and Elle wielding a sword. Davis tried to get Elle to stand down, saying she would not be pursued if she had not killed anyone. Elle stated that she had not started it and before she could elaborate for Davis, Blade Runner Marlowe crashed through the window and pursued Elle through the apartment. Their fight ended in an explosion in the kitchen, which caught Davis, who was soon dragged to safety by Marlowe.[6]

Davis later visited Joseph's apartment to question him about the Black Lotus case. Having uncovered Joseph's past as a high-ranking Blade Runner, she brought up the subject to him. However, Joseph claimed to merely be a junk dealer and provided no useful information to her. Davis left Joseph her card and exited the apartment.[7]

Davis was later questioned by civilian police oversight commission investigator Alan Chen. She recounted to him the events of her investigation, though was mostly greeted with doubt, particularly with her assertion that Black Lotus was a replicant. However, when she revealed that she had found the Grants' and Hayden Hooper's vacation dates lined up, alongside Hooper's last-known coordinates, Chen agreed to help her follow this lead.[1]

The coordinates led them to the Nevada desert, where they found several corpses alongside a burnt automobile. Chen concluded that Davis had uncovered a significant case and that her career would change. However, upon her return to the precinct, Davis learned she had been placed on leave for at least three months due to supposed delusional behavior. On her desk, she found a newspaper which recorded rumors of Tyrell Corporation assets being put up for sale by the Wallace Corporation.[1]

Davis was later paged by Joseph. Finding a Vid-Phon booth, she called him and was told that Elle was at Doctor M's lab. Joseph asked her to arrest Elle, as a way to keep her safe. Davis then asked Joseph what she was to keep Elle safe from what, but received no answer before Joseph hung up the phone.[8]

Davis confronted Elle in an alley and revealed her findings in the desert, wishing to protect her so that she could help build a case against Niander Wallace. However, Elle stated that their paths were separate ones and fled. Davis then found a Vid-Phon booth to report to the acting Chief that Wallace was behind the Black Lotus case. However, before she could pass along this information, she was stabbed by Water Lily, but managed to escape while her attacker used the phone.[9]

One month later, a wheelchair-bound Davis returned to work, assuring that she would no longer cause any issues for the department.[10]